3. Musée Stewart

This museum occupies the former fort and barracks built on Saint-Helen’s island by the British military in the 1820s. The permanent collection presents numerous documents and items that speak of the history of Montreal and its’ surrounding area. In the summer, military re-enactments are held in the courtyard. The buildings where the Musée Stewart is located today were also used as an internment camp, a fact that to this day remains little known to the general public. An Untapped Cities article covered the fort’s hidden past last year.