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McDougall Cottage

89 Grand Avenue South, Cambridge, Ontario N1S 2L7, Canada (Downtown Cambridge)
519-624-8250
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Cambridge, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Worth the trip. Parking was akward but the architecture was beautiful. It was a nice walk about. There is a walkway behind the Cottage that paralells the Grand River. Try going as far as you can for a beautiful stroll through art and nature.

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Cambridge, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I have been to McDougall cottage on several occasions. On Family Day and around Christmas they host kids crafts and have free hot chocolate which my family has enjoyed immensely. Also my Mom and I have done high tea when they host it twice a year and it's so quaint and well worth the $12/pp...very reasonable. Great staff too!

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Morriston, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My sister and I were strolling through the public art trail when we noticed this beautiful cottage garden and landscaping. The historic cottage was closed but the grounds were accessible. Crushed stone paths, huge blue hostas, sweet woodruff, sumac, honey locust, morning glory on the picket fence. The tree with the bits of tartan fabric was a nice touch. We... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I have been here on both on tour and for tea, and I have to say, it is somewhere I recommend to everyone! The house is wonderful; very cozy and inviting and beautifully decorated. The teas are delicious; the tea comes in big "Brown Betties" with an assortment of cookies and tarts. You'll find you may just want to come... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I attended a tea party event which served small sandwiches and my favorite cream scones. Beforehand we toured the small cottage inside and out. We were very fortunate that there was a display of mini Scottish Quilts. .People had entered a contest and the winners and several other contestants' quilts were displayed. I was surprised and pleased by the diversity... More 

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Niagara
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Every May this little museum has a quilt show of minature quilts that must contain a tartan. Tour of the museum is short but interesting

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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This lovely cottage has great historical features. We've attended some musical events and thoroughly enjoy the "family" atmosphere. Great place for a kitchen party!

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Cambridge, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

British old time design in local limestone and fine wood make this cottage a real gem. Currently used for group tours and special events. Historically accurate details complete the beautiful restoration.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Lovely and helpful staff at their programming. We adore Michelle :)

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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

A neat little house, beautiful high ceilings and painted murals on the walls and ceilings. Interpreter explained the Scottish roots and the interesting paintings and themes. The garden was delightful, such a scenic location! It backs onto the Grand River, and is across from Southworks, the big stone antique mall. House is a lot bigger on the inside than it... More 

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