Walking Tour to Museum Houses of Quebec City, Quebec City (Self Guided)

Being one of oldest cities in North America, you can find the roots of the new civilization here. The museum houses give you a wonderful glimpse into the lives of these pioneers of Canadian civilization.
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Walking Tour to Museum Houses of Quebec City Map

Guide Name: Walking Tour to Museum Houses of Quebec City
Guide Location: Canada » Quebec City (See other walking tours in Quebec City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Author: susan
Chevalier House (Maison Chevalier)

1) Chevalier House (Maison Chevalier)

This house was first built in 1754 as home to Jean-Baptiste Chevalier from three other structures: Chesnay House, Frérot House and Chevalier House. In 1959 it was restored as a museum, representing the great architecture and decor of the 18th and 19th centuries, with high chimneys and firewalls. The museum offers interesting exhibitions of Old Quebec, including Secrets and Anecdotes, as well as audio tours.
Maison Louis Jolliet

2) Maison Louis Jolliet

This house is named after the great explorer and was built in 1683. Today it serves as the station for the famous Quebec City funicular. In the park next to the house you can find the Louis Jolliet statue. Make sure you visit this house to learn about the history of the city and the funicular railway.
The Duke of Kent’s House

3) The Duke of Kent’s House

Duke of Kent House or Kent House is situated on the corner of Rue Saint-Louis and Haldimand, behind the Château Frontenac in Quebec City, named after its most famous resident Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn. Though altered and transformed since its original construction, the most part of its foundations and of the first floor walls date back to the vicinity of 1650, making it one of the oldest houses, if not the oldest house in Quebec City. In 1759, the Articles of Capitulation of Quebec were signed within the house. The present edifice has remained largely unchanged since 1819. It presently serves as the French Consulate.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Jonathan Sewell House

4) Jonathan Sewell House

This was built in 1803 and is recognized as a patrimonial house. The classical style building with wide rooms was the host of many events at that time. The Sewells had 16 children who were educated here, but the home also hosted political debates.
Louis S. St Laurent Heritage House

5) Louis S. St Laurent Heritage House

This great building was the home of Louis S. St. Laurent, Prime Minister of Canada from 1948 to 1957. This museum house is unique, offering live and animated guides inside. The virtual Yvonne will welcome you and will guide you through different rooms in this big house and even to a place where you can ask questions to the Prime Minister himself.
Henry-Stuart House National Historic Site

6) Henry-Stuart House National Historic Site

This house dates back to the 19th century and is one of the most famous museum houses in the city. The original English furniture and interior and the great rose garden will bring you back to the old times when the family lived here. The Henry Stuart family had built the house outside the city, but today it is located in the heart of the city.

Walking Tours in Quebec City, Quebec

Create Your Own Walk in Quebec City

Create Your Own Walk in Quebec City

Creating your own self-guided walk in Quebec City is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Nightlife Walking Tour

Nightlife Walking Tour

Quebec City is an historical city offering beautiful landscapes and architecture, and plenty of entertainment options as well. The long list of nightclubs and pubs will give you an idea of the importance of the nightlife in this city. Locals and visitors can enjoy a variety of options for enjoying an evening out. Here is a list of the hottest nightspots available in Quebec City.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Old Quebec Walk

Old Quebec Walk

Called the city of New France, Quebec City shows its beauty through its cultural and historical places. The old part of the city offers magnificent old European architecture and traditions. Use the following list to discover the most popular attractions in Old Quebec.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Museums and Galleries Walking Tour

Museums and Galleries Walking Tour

Quebec City has been considered the fortress capital of New France since the 16th century. It has a remarkable history, being first settled by Europeans in 1608. In 2008 they celebrated its 400th anniversary. Considering its history, it has many interesting museums worth visiting. This guide highlights the city’s most famous museums and galleries.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Shopping Walking Tour to Quebec City

Shopping Walking Tour to Quebec City

Let us take you through the commercial district of Quebec City, home to great shopping for many years. Considered a European location, the city’s shops and merchandise strongly reflect European culture.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 km
A Walking Tour to Art Galleries, Quebec City

A Walking Tour to Art Galleries, Quebec City

Quebec City is very rich in splendid architecture and art masterpieces, making the list of its art galleries a long one. This walking tour contains a list of some of the best art galleries the city has to offer.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Quebec is considered to be the most beautifully located city in Canada. Being the only walled city in North America it was named one of the most historic sights in Canada. The city features 17th and 18th century stone houses and churches, spectacular monuments, graceful parks and an amazing squares. It also offers a world-famous gastronomic diversity of over a thousand restaurants and a wide range...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Quebec City for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Quebec City has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Quebec City, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.