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Laurier House

335 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6R4, Canada
613-992-8142
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Ranked #26 of 144 Attractions in Ottawa
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Activities: Dining
Description: This historic residence served as the Prime Minister's home before 24 Sussex Drive.
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DC
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148 reviews 148 reviews
78 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Ottawa
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115 reviews 115 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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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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25 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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Austin, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

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

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