Maison Saint-Gabriel, Museum and Historic Site

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Maison Saint-Gabriel, Museum and Historic Site

Maison Saint-Gabriel, Museum and Historic Site
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • History Museums
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Maison Saint-Gabriel, museum and historic site, opened its doors in 1966. Located in Pointe-Saint-Charles, this magnificent 300-year-old building is one of the finest examples of the traditional architecture of New France. Purchased by Marguerite Bourgeoys in 1668 to house the King’s Wards, it lay at the heart of the agricultural and educational activities of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame for three centuries.
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Neighbourhood: Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
Once the core of industrialised Montreal, the factories and historic buildings of Le Sud-Ouest have been renovated into homes, museums, and small businesses. The rejuvenated landscape has put its Saint-Henri district in vogue, with cutting-edge galleries and an ever-expanding network of restaurants. Foodies can especially delight in the mom-and-pop shops in Little Burgundy, or at the Atwater Market, where outdoor stalls sell fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat, street vendors have menus of hot fish and wine, and the indoor market offers chocolate, breads, and coffee beans. Dominated by the gentle waters of the Lachine Canal, Le Sud-Ouest is still very much an outdoor town, with a number of pedestrian-only bridges traversing the waters, bike paths along the canal with views of the Leisure Boats, and massive green spaces like Angrignon Park to stop for a picnic, or to play a sport.

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TLinHT
Havertown, PA42 contributions
Serene, Historical Site Offers Genuine Glimpse of Early Montreal
Sep. 2019
Last week, we visited Maison St Gabriel for the third time in three years. It is located in a quiet Montreal neighborhood, and offers a unique glimpse of the city, both past and present. One can enjoy the grounds free of charge, touring the Maison requires an admission fee. Be advised that some tours are offered in French, while others are offered in English, so it is best to check at what times your language preference is offered.
During the summer weekends, craftspeople are on the grounds demonstrating early trades, such as rope making, pottery, weaving and spinning, shoe making, and such. This place is a pleasant respite from the bustle of downtown.
On street parking is generally easy to find. Although it is a bit out of the way, it is worth the effort.
Written 21 September 2019
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susan8208
Falmouth, ME4 contributions
Great visit to Maison Saint-Gabriel
Sep. 2019
This gorgeous house is a hidden gem away from the usual places visitors would go. Emmanuelle, our guide, was knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about her subject matter - she really made things come alive. (The tour took about an hour.) The house surprised us with its almost contemporary and welcoming atmosphere - not something we usually experience when touring a historic site. The gardens are lovely, and we were fortunate enough to also see a special exhibit in the barn - another beautifully restored building. One of the highlights of our Montreal vacation!
Written 5 September 2019
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MKEtraveler
Milwaukee, WI110 contributions
Lunch at the Reformatory
Aug. 2019 • Couples
If you’re English speaking. Ariel took great care of us. She was very informative, she has a huge appreciation for history.

The food at lunch was very good, it consisted of buckwheat pancake wrapped around mushrooms covered in a cheese sauce. Bread and a Brie like cheese. The bread was not made in the 17th century oven, due to laws in Montreal they limit fires. The soup was excellent, get your protein before or after though.

It was fun to walk through the grounds and see the tradesmen/actors.
Written 26 August 2019
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zelda p
1 contribution
Great visist at Maison Saint-Gabriel
Aug. 2019
My family took my husband to visit Maison Saint-Gabriel for his birthday. We took the full tour ending with the meal. We are English speaking and the house guide was not completely fluent in English so I feel we missed a great deal from the tour inside the house. Her information did not seem accurate.
However, the meal was FANTASTIC!!!!! The young woman narrating the meal and giving information on the topic and a historical overview was absolutely riveting!! Her name was Arielle. She was so knowledgeable and so entertaining that it was a shame she did not conduct the tour of the house!
Written 20 August 2019
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Bob P
Odessa,FL39 contributions
A Trip Back in Time To Visit My Ancestors
Aug. 2019
Our visit to Maison St Gabriel was very special. First, it is a wonderfully beautiful and serene setting with young women dressed in the traditional wear of the Filles du Roi. The grounds are lovely and the temporary display in the barn was great. The tour of the house is not to be missed with rooms and artifacts used way back in the 17th century. Standing in the meeting room was quite eerie for me personally. It is where at least 8 of my Filles du Roi ancestors met their future husbands, and my many times great grandfathers under the watchful eye of Marguerite Bourgeoys.
Written 5 August 2019
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Kangamom
New York City, NY129 contributions
Worth the trek to experience life as it was...
Aug. 2018 • Couples
My husband picked this hotel after reading a book about the early settlers of Montreal. It was a beautiful day and all of the "artisans" were out with their crafts. We had some homemade ice cream and spoke with the man making snow shoes. He was actually quite knowledgeable about the different types of snow shoes and the purposes of each one

The guided tour of the house is offered in french and english. The guided tour was extremely informative and really worth the effort to get here which was a pretty long Uber ride from our hotel.
Written 6 November 2018
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MaisonWalnutCreek
San Ramon, CA9 contributions
Great step back in time
Sep. 2018 • Friends
We went for the refectory lunch which was delicious. Then toured the old farm house. Amazing what people were able to accomplish back in the 1660’s. Definitely worth seeing.

Written 23 September 2018
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Ute S
Viereth-Trunstadt, Germany12 contributions
What a treasure !
Jul. 2018 • Couples
We a kind of stumbled over it riding our bixi bikes that we rented . A wonderful piece of history being told inside . Extremely knowledgeable and friendly English speaking tour guide . Should be considered a top sight in Montreal .
Written 22 July 2018
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DavidSilverSpring_MD
Silver Spring, MD57 contributions
Hidden gem and filles du roi
Jun. 2018 • Couples
My wife and I made a special effort to visit this lovely museum. Although located among 3 story apartment houses, the grounds are peaceful and the museum was very interesting. Although we were only 2, we had a personal tour and then visited the special exhibit in the barn.
Written 8 July 2018
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@Ivanova46
Montreal, Canada43 contributions
Fun way to learn the history of Montreal, best museum for kids
May 2017 • Family
If you are in Montreal, especially with kids, do not miss this! Not far from Old Montreal. Interactive museum, learning the history there is so much fun! you can experience how people lived in the old times. There is storytelling, the guide will l ask many questions and everyone will participate in guessing inside of the house. The garden is beautiful and there are dressed up people representing the old crafts making. I enjoyed it as much as the kids!
Written 13 March 2018
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