We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec

44 Chaussee des Ecossais | Morrin Centre, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
+1 418-694-9147
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
A Must See For Louise Penny Fans

We love the Chief Inspector Gamache books by Louise Penny. Book six, Bury Your Dead, is set mainly... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
PattyMcC7
,
Landisville, Pennsylvania
Nice visit there

i like it very interesting my hours there you should take the guide tour so you see more than the... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
GinDub
,
Quebec City, Canada
Read all 21 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good42%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“louise penny” (4 reviews)
“prison” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
44 Chaussee des Ecossais | Morrin Centre, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H3, Canada
CONTACT
Website
+1 418-694-9147
Write a ReviewReviews (21)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 23 September 2017

We love the Chief Inspector Gamache books by Louise Penny. Book six, Bury Your Dead, is set mainly in old town Quebec and a body is found right here at the Lit and His! You can view the library on your own, but I'd highly...More

Thank PattyMcC7
Reviewed 26 August 2017

i like it very interesting my hours there you should take the guide tour so you see more than the library

Thank GinDub
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing library, but take the tour to see the full history of this building. From the first prison in Quenec City to the oldest English library in town... lots of history here.

Thank Ladd & Heid... P
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Great tour guide, incredible small library and former prison. Off the beaten path, wonderful short tour!

Thank pingle
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful tour! So informative and entertaining! This is situated in Quebec's first jail house and public hangings were from its balcony over the main doorway! Cells inside still bear the carved names of the inmates so long ago! Tours of the city are offered- ghost...More

Thank freddapick
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Check out this very beautiful building! Free admission and the staff and very knowledgeable and happy to talk about the building. If you're into old books, you've come to the right place.

Thank Macrina B
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Not so far from the hustle and bustle of rue St-Jean lies a lovely library. A great place to relax, enjoy the quiet and read a good book.

2  Thank H M
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Not only is this a great library (English print books), check out the Prison tour (admission fee) as well. This location is also known as the Morrin Centre. It's worth your time to stop for a look-see.

Thank FLworldwanderer
Reviewed 16 March 2015

As others have said. A hidden gem. Interesting to get the English history. There is so much French history in Quebec. It is nice to see some English also

Thank swoopbns
Reviewed 4 August 2014

This is right off of Rue St. Jean (up the hill) and we took the tour of the jail. Really interesting tour and worth it. They have English tours so you will need to time it correctly.

1  Thank ButlertheDog
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Paillard
2,532 reviews
.13 km away
Beclub Bistro Bar
133 reviews
.15 km away
Chocolato
77 reviews
.15 km away
Les Trois Garcons - Bistro Burger
783 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site
827 reviews
.24 km away
Morrin Centre
540 reviews
.02 km away
Musee des Ursulines de Quebec
204 reviews
.22 km away
Artillery Park National Historic Site
68 reviews
.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Literary and Historical Society of Quebec staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit