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Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

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Address: 11153 Saskatchewan Dr., Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2S1, Canada
Phone Number: 780-427-3995
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Description: Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site was the home of the first...
Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site was the home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford. In 1911, A.C. Rutherford, his wife Mattie and their family moved into this beautiful brick mansion near the university campus. The family entertained friends, relatives and influential Edmontonians for more than a generation. Today, this restored and furnished Edwardian-era home maintains the Rutherford tradition of hospitality and offers visitors a glimpse into the past with costumed interpreters, guided tours and special events.
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Beautiful home ahead of its time.

I remember going to the Rutherford House in the 70's when contractors were repairing this home for historic viewing. It is the home of Premier Rutherford, the first Premier of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Campbell River, Canada
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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I remember going to the Rutherford House in the 70's when contractors were repairing this home for historic viewing. It is the home of Premier Rutherford, the first Premier of Alberta. This home is somewhat modern for it's time. It is on Saskatchewan Drive over looking the river on the University of Alberta campus, as Premier Rutherford had much to... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This has long been a yearly destination. Many celebrations have been held in the tea room and lots of just plain one on one with my Mum. I'm going to miss it. It's still a wonderful don't miss historic building. Sad to see this part closed though.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It is one of the few Edmonton historic sites you want to see. Very quiet in there! The kids were not impressed. I do not know if I liked it or not but it was interesting.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The house is amazing, you can get the tour just by paying the entrance fee, the people are dressed like they used to dress back when the house was first inhabited, there are many original things as well as many restored so you can get the idea. if you don't take the tour you will lose many details making it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Blast from the past. Every year we participate in the Robbie Burns celebration at Rutherford house to dance,hear the pipes and the toast to the Haggis!

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you like expensive cucumber sandwiches while drinking the same blend of tea that Elizabeth drinks, this place is for you. I have gone a dozen times over the years just for the highest priced cucumber sandwiches I know of. I have toured the house in the past and seem to recall it was an interesting part of Edmonton History.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The House has a great history and is a fine example of arcitecture of that period and as the home of Alberta's first Premier has added significance

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Lomond Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The old electric cars were fun to ride ... the volunteers runing them were interesting and knowledgeable ... the provided a rare trip over the historic High Level Bridge and a great way to get to Old Strathcona from downtown without the cost and hassles of parking there. Try it!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is the house originally built by Alberta's first premier, and contains authentic furniture. I was so disappointed when the lovely Arbor Restaurant closed. We always went there for high tea.

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I remember seeing this place as a teen and couldn't wait to take my children-the ceiling panels were an interesting sight that my children were curious about as I had been telling them for yrs about them and how they have to take each panel to clean. The tour with the guide is interesting and informative and they are so... More 

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Additional Information about Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

Address: 11153 Saskatchewan Dr., Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2S1, Canada
Phone Number: 780-427-3995
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Edmonton>  > Garneau
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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