I never knew this place existed, the tour was great the staff knowledgeable and friendly they answered all my questions and more. I had better catch up on my history.
An informative tour of a historic home of two very important Canadian prime ministers but only fully appreciated if you read up on the lives and careers of Laurier and McKenzie King before you go.
This is a delightful spot, little known. The commisionaires give an excellent tour into the lives of three liberal prime ministers beginning with Sir Wilfred Laurier to whom the house was deeded by the Liberal Party, the eccentricities and successes of MacKenzie King and the World's Peacekeeper, Mike Pearson.
The Laurier House is really gorgeous and well-preserved. The Visitor's Center is very nice and educational. When we stopped by, we were the only ones visiting the house at that time, so the Park Service Guides were incredibly focused on us and our questions. It was so fun and educational.
The house is tucked away in a neighbourhood and definitely worth the trip there - only a 20 min walk from the Byward market. The interpreters are very knowledgeable, and it was neat to find out little tidbits about the Prime Ministers. Even King's toothbrush is still there! Gorgeous house!!
I really enjoyed visiting the Laurier House. It is well worth the time and money to visit this small gem in Ottawa. As someone not familiar with Canadian history, visiting this house gave me a great backdrop of Canadian history for visiting other historical sites/museums in Ottawa. The Laurier House no longer offers tours, but they have staff on each... More
Laurier House gives one interesting insight into two very important Canadian Prime Ministers - over 30 years of combined leadership in two different eras. Incredibly valuable to any Canadian.
Right on Laurier Avenue, you are walking distance from the University of Ottawa, what a grand house it is. Meet two of our Prime Minister Laurier and Mackenzie King. The house is nice to visit and did you know that they have many treasure from the Mackenzie King. In the summer you can there are the Sunday theatre, and there... More
I attended a tea service on the veranda. There were musicians and actors..a sheer pleasure. The location is wonderful. the sight is well maintained and one can almost hear Sir Wilf himself coming down the hall..or hear McKenzie King. A historical treasure
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