Musée des Hospitalières de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal

Musée des Hospitalières de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal

History museum dedicated to the memory of Jeanne Mance and the Hospitallers of Saint-Joseph. Explore the origins of Montreal, the history of the city's first hospital, and the exceptional women who ran the hospital until 1973. Through the permanent exhibition, discover the unique artifacts and archives of the Religious Hospitallers, many of which date back to the early days of the colony. Through these objects, experience the evolution of medecine and the health crises that the population of Montreal suffered. Guided visits to the garden, the monastery, the chapel, and the crypt of the Religious Hospitallers of Saint-Joseph are offered on certain dates.


Visit the “secret” garden of the Hospitallers of Saint-Joseph’s monastery in the heart of the city. This true oasis of peace and nature is tucked behind an imposing stone wall. Discover the garden’s history, from its beginnings as agricultural land in 1861 to the leisure garden that it is today. During the tour, you will also learn about the history of the Hôtel-Dieu heritage buildings.


Date: August 27 at 10am and September 24 at 1.30 pm

Duration: 90 minutes

Location: Musée des Hospitalières

Langage: English

Type of activity: Guided tour

Accessibility: this tour is not accessible to people with mobility issues

Fee: 15$ per person and free for youth under 16


January 3 to December 30.


Museum and interpretation center


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Family activities
  • Paid admission
  • Presentations on site
  • Shop on site
  • Online exhibition/collection
  • Facilities designed for groups
  • Pedestrian trails on site
  • Welcome and information services in English and in French
  • Accessible in part for visitors with reduced mobility
  • Tourism services for purchase
  • Individual trips for purchase
  • Group trips for purchase
  • Tour offered in English and in French

201, avenue des Pins Ouest
 Montréal, Québec
 H2W 1R5