Société des musées du Québec

Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex

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The Museum owes its development to archaeological discoveries made in Old Montréal in the eighties. In 1992, Pointe-à-Callière opened to the public on the very spot where Montréal was founded, 350 years earlier. Designated a national archaeological and historic site, Pointe-à-Callière presents centuries of history from the settlements of the First Nations to the present day. Explore history through an original underground circuit leading through archaeological excavations.

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Museum experiences

  • The exhibition Where Montréal Began, pays a vibrant tribute to Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance, from the very start of their venture to the first Mass celebrated here. Discover the remains of Fort Ville-Marie presented under an impressive glass floor.
  • From seats overlooking impressive archaeological remains, the history of Montréal is brought back to life before your very eyes at Pointe-à-Callière! Projected onto an incredible and unique immersive set, the multimedia show Generations MTL will dazzle you with its technological wizardry and artistic sensibility. Get wrapped up in the captivating narrative as six Montrealers tell you all about their Montréal with the story of their ancestors.