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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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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

These buildings and other like them dotted across the country bring life to the Company of Adventures and the North West Company as outlined in books such as the trilogy written by Peter C Newman. The people behind the restoration of the two buildings on this site have done the Canadian public a great service and should be part of... More

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Beaverton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Period costumes, fire burning in the summer kitchen on a fall day made for excellent ambiance. Staff extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. A do not miss attraction for the area.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

There would probably not be a Sault as we know it if not for these two entrepreneurs and innovators. The museum guides are well informed and instructive. This is a great family experience visiting a fully restored period home and the unusual Clerque home on top of an old blockhouse. Highly recommended.

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