Activities and Animation

Summer Activities

Summer Activities

Military Parade

From Saint-Jean Baptiste to Labor Day
Wednesday to Sunday
Cost : Free

In Claude Ramezay's day, Montreal was a military town. To help recreate the atmosphere of the period, soldiers from the Compagnies Franches de la Marine and the 78th Fraser Highlanders will be stationed at the Chateau all summer.

Watch them parade and don't miss a chance for a photo with them!


Craft Workshop : Spinning-wheel Techniques

July 8th, 2018. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost : Free

Drop by for a spinning-wheel workshop! Learn how lambs' wool was carded, then spun, according to time-honoured traditions handed down from mothers to daughters. Try out a spindle like Sleeping Beauty's! An activity not to be missed!
Open to all. No reservation required.

Craft Workshop : Making Beeswax Candles

July 10, 2018. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost : Free

Do you like beeswax candles? Learn the basics of candle-dipping and take home a pair of beeswax candles you've made yourself!
Open to all. No reservation required.

Craft Workshop : Felted Soap

September 2nd, 2018. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost : Free

Try an original felting technique by making your own felted soap! With wool and a little effort, you can whip up some unusual creations!
Open to all. No reservation required.

Suivez le Chef !

Suivez le Chef!

Available on reservation for groups of up to 30 people

The tour is offered in French

In the company of a guide and Governor Ramezay's head chef, Claude Maupoint, direct from the 18th century, you'll discover - in just a few blocks - how flavours and culinary trends have evolved, from the arrival of the first Europeans to the present day.

Did you know that food practices of the past shape our landscape? Warehouses, restaurant, markets... The very layout of our cities and many of our buildings are intimately linked to what we eat, and bear witness today to our food practices of yesterday. Old Montréal is peppered with traces of the culinary delights of times past!

Be warned! This tour is sure to tantalized your taste buds... But don't worry! We've partnered with some well-known restaurateurs in the area who will offer you special discounts and exclusive promotions - for a value greater than the price of your ticket!

Note the following "ingredients" :
• The tour starts at 2 p.m.. Make sure to be there a couple of minutes before that time.
• The tour lasts from 90 to 120 minutes and is presentend in French.
• Weather will not get in the way! Please dress appropriately; most of the tour is outdoors.
• You will be standing most of the tour and will have to use stairs sometimes during the visit.
• A few tasty treats will be offered at the beginning and end of the tour. These will include alcool and meat.
• Suggestion : plan a little extra time so that you can continue your discovery of Old Montréal after the tour!

Reserve online at or by phone at 514 861-3708 ext. 229

With support from the Ville de Montréal and the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, under the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal, Château Ramezay has made this activity accessible at the affordable cost of $15 a ticket.

                Tour Partner




Fall 2018

More information to come

Open House

Open House © Château Ramezay – Musée et site historique de Montréal Photo : Michel Pinault

Did you know that nearly 100 volunteers work at the Château Ramezay every day? They give tours of the museum wearing their period costumes and convey to visitors their enthusiasm for history. Monday, September 24, 2018, there will be an open house at the Château Ramezay during the recruitment campaign for new volunteer guides.

It’s an opportunity to visit the museum and chat with and enjoy the company of experienced guides while learning about the volunteer programs available. Being a volunteer guide at the Château Ramezay is an opportunity to teach others about history and be part of a dynamic group of enthusiastic people. The Ramezay Guides Associations regularly organizes social activities for its members, as well as dinners and visits to other cultural institutions. Training for prospective guides is provided by experienced guides, who enthusiastically share their knowledge.

Each year, the Château Ramezay welcomes thousands of visitors of all kinds. There are students (from elementary to university level), many groups of newcomers improving their language skills, and an increasing number of Québec and foreign tourists who want to learn more about the history of Montréal and Québec.

If you are looking for an interesting and rewarding way to spend your free time, at the Château Ramezay you’ll have an opportunity to do volunteer work, tailored to enthusiastic personalities.


Louise Brazeau, Head - Education and Promotion

Telephone: 514 861-3708 ext. 229 | Fax: 514 861-8317