Musee des Ursulines de Quebec, Quebec City

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Gain invaluable insight into Quebec history with a trip to Musee des Ursulines de Quebec, a museum dedicated to the monastery and school established in 1639 by a group of Ursuline Nuns. The monastery acted as a kind of finishing school for young French girls from its inception. Considered the oldest teaching center in the Americas, the museum displays a host of artifacts belonging to the nuns, including relics from old classrooms and a collection of rare books that can be consulted for no charge by patrons. Don’t leave without seeing the picturesque convent gardens, which were kept secret from the city for almost four centuries but now are open to the public. Take a look at our Quebec City road trip planning website to schedule your visit to Musee des Ursulines de Quebec and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Really enjoyed touring this museum - gave a real insight into these amazing women and the education they provided. Worth a visit.  more »
  • Wish we could have had more time there and have learned more about the experience of the residents. Very central to the development of Quebec City  more »
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