Lévis Forts National Historic Site
41 chemin du Gouvernement, Lévis G1K 7A1 Route Planner
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3rd week Jun-end Aug: daily 10am-5pm

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Forming an irregular pentagon, the fort (1865-72) stands atop Pointe-Lévis, the highest point on the south shore of the St. Lawrence. It is the sole vestige of three such forts built to protect Quebec City against possible American attacks in the wake of the American Civil War and Fenian Raids. The fort is composed of a series of massive earthen ramparts with a tall embankment protecting the blockhouses. It features a moat and vaulted tunnels leading to the caponiers-stone and brick structures armed with small cannon.

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