AAA Editor Notes
Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History (Pointe-à-Callière, Musée d'archéologie et d'histoire Montréal) is located on the corner of rue de la Commune at 350 Place Royale in Old Montréal (M: Place d’Armes). The museum is built atop actual remains of the original European settlement, parts of which are on display throughout several buildings. A $60 million expansion project is underway and is scheduled to be finished by May 2017, when the museum complex will encompass 11 historic buildings and sites, connected by tunnels. A multimedia show unfolds the history of Montréal, followed by an underground archeological tour. Highlights include the first Catholic cemetery, remains of the vaulted Little St-Pierre River, and an early Montréal sewer system and fortifications. A virtual installation depicting an 18th-century marketplace is also featured. Pointe-à-Callière presents two or three new local or international temporary exhibitions each year.
Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours, 30 minutes minimum.