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Mackenzie House

82 Bond St., Toronto, Ontario M4A 1P3, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
+1 416 392 6915
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Ranked #63 of 318 Attractions in Toronto
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Description: Former home of Canadian rebel William Lyon Mackenzie, now a museum in his honor.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Mackenzie House is one of the best museums I have ever visited. The visit to the House is great and it allows you to learn a lot about the epoch and about Mackenzie's life. The printing house they have is fantastic and you get to know a lot about printing and its importance in history. Anyway, the most outstanding value... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We enjoyed the old Scottish carols and meals made by old recipes. The staff was very knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. Absolutely worth to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Had a lot of fun at this historic museum. The staff were really enthusiastic and knowledgeable. They had lots of stories about the Mackenzie family and were open to quesitons throughout the tour. It is not as big or luxurious as Casa Loma, but my partner and I were entertained the whole time and learned a lot about Toronto's settler... More

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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

If you want learn about the history of newspaper printing, this is the place. I was here with my grandson today, and he had the chance to actually use the printing machines. Mr MacKenzie was the first mayor of Toronto and the tour of his home was a great place to learn Canadian history. We sampled cider and cookies there... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

An interesting way to learn a bit about Toronto and one of its famous citizens. A great staff who not only knew about their subject but obviously love history and their city. The tour includes not only the home but also a print shop which was very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The people who run this place are absolute delights! They are so knowledgeable and friendly, willing to explain the whole history behind the Mackenzie House, and also answer any questions you have! We had such a great conversation, and learned so much about the history here. If I were to go back to Toronto, I would be HAPPY to go... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We were drawn in by the allure of a rebel, and honestly expected more information about Mackenzie himself, but this tour is really a lot more about his house and his occupation as a journalist. You can take a short walk through his house learning about the various facets of life during this time, and about news during the era... More

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I thought by see this house on the outside it would be great on the inside, But it was plan boring and drab!!! Also some of the staff where a little rude, and you can't take pictures inside the house.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Wonderfully engaged docents. Make sure to ask the interpreter in the kitchen about the coal gas supply history in Toronto. Wonderful site to play "do you know what this wsa used for?". Just around the corner from Dundas square. Interesting blend of Toronto/Canadian history with a strong sense of a day in the life of an urban dweller in perconfederation... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We visited this very interesting historic house and were shown around by guides who were obviously very interested in the subject matter and succeeded in describing both the house, its contents and the occupants, not to mention what life was like in Toronto, in a way which was very engaging. Well worth a visit if you have an hour or... More

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