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Lougheed House

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Address: 707-13 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0K8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-244-6333
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Description: Lougheed House is a National & Provincial Historic site & Museum located...
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!
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An historical gem in the heart of downtown Calgary

A bit off the main path, this house is a must visit and full of early history of Calgary pioneers. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. A step back in time to see how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Vulcan, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I grew up in Calgary and was always fascinated by this house. I remember it has the Red Cross House for many years. The restoration is fascinating, especially since they have kept bits of the old house so you can see what they were dealing with. I know the Society has had setbacks with vandalism and break-ins so it was... More 

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Alberta
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A bit off the main path, this house is a must visit and full of early history of Calgary pioneers. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. A step back in time to see how the wealthy lived in the old days. The architecture is amazing and the house is much larger than it looks from the outside.

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I fell in love with this as our wedding venue and Cathy was such a sweetheart. But we didn't find out how terribly they handle wedding planning here until after we had already put our non refundable payment down. I was laughed at for wanting a cake cutting song. Told it was stupid and she had never heard of such... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We just celebrated Sugarfoot Anderson's 95th birthday at the Lougheed House in Calgary, with 55 close friends and family, many of whom had not been in the "House" before. It is a beautfully restored old mansion that glowed with the evening light, creating a wonderful ambience and embraced the fun we had. The whole house was available to us, and... More 

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Calgary
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was there for lunch twice in the summer, once for lunch, once for brunch. The food was very good both times and I really enjoyed the historical building and gardens. There is a quaint little gift shop in the basement with unique items hand selected by the gift shop manager.

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Sussex
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102 reviews 102 reviews
78 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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206 reviews 206 reviews
79 attraction reviews
273 helpful votes 273 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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218 reviews 218 reviews
66 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
43 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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 

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