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Lougheed House

707-13 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0K8, Canada (Beltline)
+1 403-244-6333
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Ranked #48 of 228 Attractions in Calgary
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Lougheed House is a National & Provincial Historic site & Museum located near downtown Calgary. This sandstone mansion, built in 1891 has lots to... more » Owner description: Lougheed House is a National & Provincial Historic site & Museum located near downtown Calgary. This sandstone mansion, built in 1891 has lots to offer: Museum, History, Tours, Gardens, Gallery & Exhibition space, Restaurant, Museum Shop, School Programs, Venue Rentals, & more! Visit us on our website, twitter, and facebook to learn more and see our upcoming events and exhibits! « less
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Sussex
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102 reviews 102 reviews
78 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It was snowing the day we went and the house looked really lovely. Tim, the receptionist was very knowledgeable and told us lots of stories about the house. There isn't a huge amount of furniture in it but you could see how lovely it must have been. there was a nice feeling inside, a family home. There are gardens which... More

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Victoria, BC
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66 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Back in the 1890s when Calgary was still a small pioneer town, this sandstone mansion was the centre of its social and political scene. Originally known as Beaulieu, the house was built for the wealthy and influential Senator James Lougheed and his growing family. Although primarily a family home, it played host to many celebrities of the day, including royalty.... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This place is an easy bus ride away from the downtown area and it is in an absolutely beautiful area of the city. The sandstone house is fantastic with a rustic feel to it. Although it has been restored, it has a 100 year old mat and an original bathtub. It is very nice to take a look around. I... More

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Calgary, Alberta
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157 reviews 157 reviews
37 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We went there as part of Travel Zoo promotion. Not only was the brunch a discount, the visit fee was also included. If it wasn't for this, we would not have gone to learn about this piece of Calgary history. Not only was the Lougheed family prominent in the past, it even produced the best Premier of Alberta in Peter... More

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LougheedHouse, Public Relations Manager at Lougheed House, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for visiting, and taking the time to post a review. We are glad to hear that the TravelZoo promotion is bringing in first time visitors! We really feel that the House is a hidden gem in the city, and are always hoping to welcome new audiences. We are glad you enjoyed the audio tour and... More

Calgary
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110 reviews 110 reviews
42 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Firstly, I want to say that I am happy about having this historical resource in our city, and I am so proud of all of those who were involved in the planning and restoration of this project. I found that the restaurant had some wonderful ambience, complete with nice background music.Where it falls short is in its menu selections. The... More

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LougheedHouse, Public Relations Manager at Lougheed House, responded to this review

Hi, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to post your review. We greatly appreciate any feedback. The House is a great historical resource- thank you for your appreciation of the House, ambiance, and the great effort that went into restoration of this historic mansion. It was a tremendous effort, and is still ongoing in some ways as we continue... More

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

My new husband I had planned a wedding for October of last year and because of work issues of mine, we ended up canceling everything. Fortunately, his job improved dramatically and we decided to go ahead and get married! I googled "unique wedding venues Calgary" and the Lougheed house came up. Amazingly, my husband was born and raised in Calgary... More

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LougheedHouse, Public Relations Manager at Lougheed House, responded to this review

Hi, (& Congratulations!) Thank you so much for your great review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time both at Christmas, and on your wedding day, and that all of the staff were helpful and pleasant. It means so much to know that our visitors have had a great experience. More

Calgary
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

It to bad that more can't be done their? Beautiful gardens, makes you step back in time when things were alot simpler maybe. Surprised city hall hasn't tore it down, somebody has lots of dough. Peter I think grandson not sure. Tea house was just that.

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LougheedHouse, Public Relations Manager at Lougheed House, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for visiting and submitting your review. Thanks to a dedicated group of citizens, volunteers, and the historical society, which together later became the Lougheed House Conservation Society, the House was saved and underwent a huge restoration. It is now a designated National and Provincial Historic Site and operates as the museum, gallery, gardens, shop, and restaurant. And... More

St. Albert, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

A great old house filled with the history of Alberta. Similar to Rutherford house in Edmonton, a great place for a family trip back in time

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LougheedHouse, Public Relations Manager at Lougheed House, responded to this review

Thank you for review! We're glad you had a great visit at the House. More

Toronto, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
39 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This home is a quiet and relaxing visit. The grounds are a gardener's paradise and it is hard to believe this area was prairie at the time of this home's construction. Admission was $8 each but a CAA/AMA membership took 50% off this price. The receptionist was welcoming and informative, and she set the tone for our visit. The home... More

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Oslo, Norway
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We love visiting National Trust properties in the UK and hoped that Lougheed House would offer a similar experience in Calgary, which I am pleased to say it did. We made reservations for lunch in the restaurant before arriving, which meant that we paid less for our tickets. We opted to add the audio tour, which I'd definitely recommend, as... More

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