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

Kiosque Frontenac
Terrasse Dufferin
Québec
QC, G1R 4S7

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.

Activities

  • Historical Sites

    Discover the treasures hidden under the Dufferin Terrace in Old Québec!

    As you stroll though the remains of the Chateau St. Louis, the self-guided…

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  • Guided Walking Tours and Theme Tours

    Accompanied by a Parks Canada guide, stroll through the remains of the Chateau St. Louis, the seat of power in North America between 1620 and 1834.

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Schedule:
All Days: 9:30am - 4:30pm

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Kiosque Frontenac
Terrasse Dufferin
Québec, QC,
G1R 4S7
Lieu historique national des Forts-et-Châteaux-Saint-Louis

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    As you stroll though the remains of the Chateau St. Louis, the self-guided or guided tour reveal the secrets of this official residence of French and British governors between 1620 and 1834. Trace over 200 years of diplomatic relations and alliances, including those with the huron-wendat Nation.

    A hundred artifacts found on site during archaeological digs are on display.

  • Guided Walking Tours and Theme Tours

    Accompanied by a Parks Canada guide, stroll through the remains of the Chateau St. Louis, the seat of power in North America between 1620 and 1834.

    This voyage of discovery, punctuated by anecdotes and interesting facts, will allow you to learn more about the relations between the French and British governors, including the alliances with the huron-wendat Nation.

    Artifacts on display testify the way of life at the time.

    Explore this archaeological gem under the Dufferin Terrace!