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Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

11153 Saskatchewan Dr., Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2S1, Canada (Garneau)
780-427-3995
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Ranked #20 of 141 attractions in Edmonton
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
43 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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Grande Prairie
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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calgary
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30 reviews 30 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Ended up at the Rutherford House while a local mystery writer was launching her latest novel, set in the very same historic site I was wandering around it...the house itself is splendid and the young woman with whom I was chatting about the house was enthusiastic and detailed in her answers to my many questions. I thought it was wonderful... More

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Victoria, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Such a beautiful place! And the guides are knowledgeable and eager. Really enjoyed a Christmas visit, with the smell of gingerbread wafting through the house. Charming.

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Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I love this little place; it's wonderful for a proper cup of tea and also great for high tea. Edmonton really lacks a good, English-style tea house, so this is a welcome option compared to all the tea chains that serve lack-lustre tea.

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Beaumont, Alberta, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

My sisters and I often have High or Afternoon Tea there and the food has been outstanding! I love the setting!

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