Pointe-à-Callière is an archaeology and history museum in Montreal. What makes this museum so unique is that it is located right where Montreal began. As part of your visit, you get to walk around underground seeing the actual remains found in the archaeological digs in that spot.

There is lots to explore, with many exhibits as you walk through the ruins.

You even get to walk through the old sewer system which is lit with colorful lights.

My daughter’s favorite part of the museum was the exhibit on pirates. It included a big pirate ship to play pretend on. She had a great time running around, pretending to be the captain.

There was also a temporary exhibit on the history of French cuisine. I walked through this exhibit quickly on my own, as my husband and daughter were tired.

I recommend a visit to Pointe-à-Callière if you are interested in history. Children will especially love the pirate exhibit, but they will also like exploring all of the tunnels and areas under ground.

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