Carillon Barracks National Historic Site
Following extensive flooding in recent years, major renovations are required at Carillon-Barracks National Historic Site. The Argenteuil Regional Museum (French only) is relocated for an indefinite period.
In the early 1830s, a gentleman named James Forbes had this building constructed for commercial rental purposes. It was then expanded and transformed into a barracks to house an English garrison from 1837 to 1840, soldiers who fought in the Battle of Saint‑Eustache in an attempt to crush the Patriote’s uprising.
Enter the barracks and walk through the remains of 19th century history.
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