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Famous Five Monument

1 Wellington Street | Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #32 of 144 Attractions in Ottawa
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you are on parliament hill there are much better things to see and do. - take the tour that goes up inside the peace tower - walk around the back and enjoy the spectacular views over the river - take in the eternal flame - enjoy the grounds This monument is ok. It has historical significance but there are... More

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Ronneby, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This monument is located on Parliament Hill, to the back right of the parliament. It consist of five ladies, some drinking tea and one of them holding a newspaper saying that women are persons. There is also some information about the monument and the women. This information is written in both english and french.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is a beautifully designed statue of women who believed in the rights of some to vote. All travellers should honour their work by visiting this monument on Parliament Hill.

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Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is a fun monument that allows you to get in on the action. Have your photo taken with the Famous Five and learn why they are famous.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Tip: this area is a must see in Ottawa. You can visit the Parliament buildings for free, there are organized tours and you just have to book in advance (tourist office across the parliament). The famous five monument is my fav. It honors the 5 women that asked the Supreme Court to clarify if women were persons.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

go to Parliament Hill & take the guided tour - learn about the history of our great land --we're not as boring as you might think --

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Ottawa Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Went on a walking tour of downtown Ottawa that featured Canada's heroes and this was one of the stops. The kids acted out the scene depicted here and enjoyed learning about these ladies

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Just to the right as you face the Parliament building, this monument honors an interesting piece of the history of womens' rights in Canada. Having gained the right to vote in 1919, the courts still had to decide if a woman was a person.

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

If you are going on a tour of the Parliament buildings then take some time to look at this monument because it will be right near where you will meet your tour guide. Great photo opportunity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

It's a thrill to see the history of real women who graded the pathways for present day encouragement of accomplished women. The monument is an apt celebration.

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