Lieu historique national des Forts-et-Châteaux-Saint-Louis

Terrasse Dufferin
Québec
QC, G1R 4P5

Located under the Dufferin Terrace near the iconic Château Frontenac, this is the only archeological crypt in North America.

This national historic site showcases the archeological vestiges of the official residence of the French and British governors, which was also the seat of power for the former colony, between 1620 and 1834. Learn the fascinating secrets of the crypt from knowledgeable Parks Canada guides. See the remnants of the four forts and two chateaux (governor's residence) erected on the site over the years, as well as the nearby outbuildings. An approximately 45-minute tour will help you understand and picture what life was like for the governors at the time. Free admission for those aged 17 or under. A special hands-on activity has been organized for children.

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    Discover the treasures hidden beneath Dufferin Terrace in Old Québec! This authentic archaeological crypt unveils the official residence and seat of…

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  • Guided Walking Tours and Theme Tours

    Embark on a voyage of discovery as our Parks Canada guides take you on a journey through the lives and experiences of the British and French…

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Terrasse Dufferin
Québec, QC,
G1R 4P5
Lieu historique national des Forts-et-Châteaux-Saint-Louis
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  • Historical Sites

    Discover the treasures hidden beneath Dufferin Terrace in Old Québec! This authentic archaeological crypt unveils the official residence and seat of power of the French and British governors between 1620 and 1834. Let us tell you the story of a château where important decisions were made that impacted the history of all of North America. Choose between a self-guided tour and a guided tour by a Parks Canada team member for the complete experience. Admission is free for youth 17 and under.

  • Guided Walking Tours and Theme Tours

    Embark on a voyage of discovery as our Parks Canada guides take you on a journey through the lives and experiences of the British and French governors of Quebec between 1620 and 1834. Walk the halls of the Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site and discover the more than 120 artifacts on display that tell the story of life at the châteaux.