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Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site

831 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 5N1, Canada
705 759-5443
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Tucson
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The main building for this museum had good information, the hostesses were helpful and informative. The two outside buildings were not hosted. The one building, which I really wanted to go into, was locked and a little girl peeked out of the window grinning, so assume she's the one who locked the door?? A host/male did go into that house,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Thought the experience was lacking. There were staff there but they did not tell you anything or encourage any interaction with them. Just walked through a house, saw a few things then left without knowing much about it.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A beautiful new interpretive center with colorful exhibits and an enjoyable and informative movie. Of course the highlight is the historic Ermatinger-Clerque house with great interpreters dressed in period costumes and ready to answer everyone's questions. Loved all the furnishings and displays. We had a great time!

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The historical significance of this restored facility is impressive. The Old Stone House played a role in the war of 1812, were by some reports Canada defeated the United States. Still standing on the original site this structure has been used for a variety of purposes. With the construction of a new interpretative center the facility will be ready to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The staff at the Ermatinger - Clergue historic house were VERY informative. Rather than just letting you walk through and read the picture boards they provide a thorough overview of the history of the family and Sault Ste Marie. The gentleman was very helpful in answering our questions and was very friendly. Nice way to spend some time in Sault... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Great staff who were very helpful and give you a private leisurely tour - very informative - lots of history of fur trading, pioneer life, and development of city, Room set up very well with furniture and displays. Kids not too interested especially after hands-on exhibits at bushplane museum.

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This small site is about a 2 minute walk from the Bush Plane Museum - so the two can be easily done in an afternoon. Ther site consists of 2 historic buildings: the Ermatinger House and the Clergue Blockhouse. Both are worth a visit and have been nicely restored. Costumed docents are very happy to explain things and give you... More

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Medina, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is a self guided tour, but there are costumed docents who tell you the history of both houses. We got a good explanation of the summer kitchen, and a history of the people who have lived there. We toured the Johnston House in Sault Ste Marie, MI, and the docent there told us about this house. The Clergue House... More

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The homes of 2 important Sault Ste. Marie colonial families, now museums. One was an early fur trader, the other an industrialist who built the first power plant in SSM. Interesting history, well preserved stone buildings.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I came in the off season, they were preparing for the tourism. I was lucky enough to do my pre-readings which I normally do for museums. There are informative signs, but they are obstructed or otherwise obscured. I recommend that you do this and Fort Mackinac in Michigan together as they are connected in their histories. I would wish that... More

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