InfoBritain

Custom Search

 

General Wolfe and Quebec House, Kent

Quebec House in Westerham Kent was the childhood home of James Wolfe. Wolfe was born here on 2nd January 1727, and went on to an army career which saw him rise to the rank of general. In September 1759, during the Seven Years War against France and her allies, Wolfe led an attack up the St Lawrence river in Canada, against French forces in Quebec. Wolfe landed his forces north of Quebec, facing cliffs 175 feet high, with only a narrow path leading through them. The French commander, General Montcalm was not expecting any attack to take place here. The element of surprise helped Wolfe to defeat the French, although he was killed during the ensuing battle.

Quebec House contains a number of items belonging to Wolfe, displays relating to his life, and to the Battle of Quebec.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Times: Opening hours for National Trust properties can be complex. Please use contact details below.

Address: Quebec House, Quebec Square, Westerham, Kent TN16 1TD

Directions: The house is at the east end of the village of Westerham on the north side of the A25, facing the junction with the B2026. Click here for an interactive road and satellite map centred on Quebec House.

Access: wheelchair access is only possible to the ground floor. Adapted toilet facilities are available.

Contact:

telephone: 01732 868381

e-mail: quebechouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

web site: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-quebechouse.htm

 

©2007 InfoBritain (updated 01/13)