Carillon Barracks National Historic Site

Carillon Barracks National Historic Site is temporarily closed to visitors due to operational restructuring.

The Argenteuil Regional Museum (French only) is relocated for an indefinite period.

The Carillon Barracks (now known as Carillon Barracks National Historic Site) was built between 1832 and 1837 for Charles John Forbes, an officer in the British Army Quartermaster's Office. It’s located at the entrance of the Carillon village on the banks of the Ottawa River.

The building was used as a lodge for soldiers, private accommodation and a hotel.

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1-888-773-8888 (general inquiries, toll free)

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Temporarily closed to the public

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