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Laurier House

Address: 335 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6R4, Canada
Phone Number: 613-992-8142
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Ranked #22 of 98 Attractions in Ottawa
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
Activities: Dining
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Owner description: This historic residence served as the Prime Minister's home before 24 Sussex Drive.

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Tsawwassen, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Sadly we arrived when there was no guide but we did enjoy it anyway. The information cards were well done and the intro DVD was super. It is a little hard to find and when I punched in the address on my GPS nothing came up

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150 reviews 150 reviews
79 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The house maintained all the furnishings of the last occupant. It was pretty modern for its time with 7 bathrooms upon its final expansion. Self guided tour ($4) let's you go at your own pace. A little confusing that you have to go to the visitor center behind the house although I didn't see a sign so saying.

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Kitchener, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I loved going to Laurier house, and enjoyed all of the information I learned about the two Prime Ministers for sure a low fee. We weren't able to get a tour as we came during their lunch time which was just before 1. So if you would prefer to have a tour I would make sure you go a bit... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I've been three times, but only was able to have a tour once. Times seem to be inconvenient or inconsistent. It's nice to be able to go through it, but I think you should call ahead to confirm details.

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138 reviews 138 reviews
15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Take a guided tour and get the color commentary. Well worth it. Interesting place with many historical anecdotes

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Blue Mountains, Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

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.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

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.

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

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.

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Sturgeon Bay
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160 reviews 160 reviews
25 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

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.

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Whitby, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

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!!

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