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

Historical Sites

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.

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.

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

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