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Fort Lennox National Historic Site

Permanent Exhibitions

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Discover the Events that Shaped the History
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Enter the fascinating world of officers, soldiers and their families inside a fort located on an island.

Go on a guided tour of the barrack, the powder magazine, as well as the guardroom and the prison, and discover the events that shaped the history of Île aux Noix. Hop aboard the ferry and sail back in time. A sure favourite!


The Gentlemen Officers

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Unveil How the Daily Life of Officers was at Fort Lennox
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You can’t leave before you see the exhibitions that reveal the island’s past!

Enter the officers’ quarters where you will discover the regiments that stayed at Fort Lennox, as well as the organization and structure of the British army in the Montréal area.

Enjoy the exhibition called The Gentlemen Officers, where the historical objects, period layout and artifacts will unveil how the daily life of officers was at Fort Lennox during the first third of the 19th century.


Fort Lennox, A Work by the Royal Engineers

Fort Lennox,
A Work by the Royal Engineers

The engineers’ genius awaits you. Building principles and techniques used in the construction of a fortification as well as elaborate defence systems won’t be a secret to you anymore.

Audio kiosks are there to make your visit more stimulating and enjoyable. Listen to discussions among engineers or scenes from the daily life on a military shipyard. Fort Lennox, a Work by Royal Engineers will inform you on 19th-century military engineering and on the fort’s recent restoration.

Get closer to history and make amazing discoveries!

The engineers’ genius awaits you!
The Engineers’ Genius Awaits You!
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