Société des musées du Québec

Centre d'exposition La-Prison-des-Patriotes

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The museum is temporarily closed for renovation works

Built between 1831 and 1840, the Au-Pied-du-Courant prison is one of the oldest preserved neoclassical buildings in Montreal. Discover a piece of history that’s embedded in the collective history  of Quebec and let yourself be carried away by the Patriotes’ spirit of  liberty and democracy. 

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Museum experiences

  • GREAT GUIDED TOURS – In the heart of the old Au-Pied-du-Courant prison, where more than 1,300 Patriotes were jailed and some were even executed, explore their history and see how prisoners lived in this ancient jail.
  • THE QUART D'HEURE PATRIOTE – Learn all about it in just a few minutes, in one of our capsule histories on the life and activities of the Patriotes.