Following last spring's floods, major renovations are required at Carillon Barracks National Historic Site. The Argenteuil Regional Museum is relocated for the entire season, starting July 17, 2019. Click here for more information: (French only).

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.

Hours of operation

2021 season

Closed for the season because of repairs due to flooding of the Ottawa River in the spring of 2019.
Complete schedule


Visit the Argenteuil Regional Museum (French only).

Planning to visit during COVID-19?

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Sites nearby

  • Carillon Canal National Historic Site

    Watch boats pass through the Carillon Canal lock, navigating a 20-metre drop in a single operation. Stop in at the museum to inspect an interpretive panel about the history of the Ottawa River’s 19th century travellers.

  • Rideau Canal National Historic Site

    An historic 19th century military waterway linking rivers and lakes across Eastern Ontario’s countryside, the Rideau Canal is now a popular natural playground, perfect for boating, paddling, fishing, camping, hiking and cycling the canal’s wooded pathways.

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  • Fort Chambly National Historic Site

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  • Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site

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