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Stephen Leacock Museum

50 Museum Drive, Box 625, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6K5, Canada
705-329-1908
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Ranked #13 of 16 Attractions in Orillia
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
Traveler Description: The Stephen Leacock Home was the summer residence of the McGill Economics Professor and Humorist Stephen Leacock.    It is open to the public and it... more »
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Orillia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Had two work functions in one week at Swanmore Hall. It sorely needs some renovation, first of all, the bathrooms remind me of summer camp in the 80s. The caterer assured the organizers there was room to accomodate quite a few people (up to 100?), there was not enough parking out in the lot, and no direction about where else... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The gardens on the day of the wedding were lovely. The museum was closed for renovations but the grounds were available for use. The view of Brewery Bay and the boat house along with the actual home of Stephen Leacock made for excellent photos for the wedding party and guests.

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Waterloo, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We spent the Civic Holiday weekend in Orillia and were disappointed that the museum was closed on Monday. We were able to walk the grounds but really wished the museum had taken advantage of the many tourists visiting. There were a number of us in the parking lot wishing the same thing. Beautiful grounds.

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Orilia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Stephen Leacock Museum could be great if Fred Addis was not so pompus! Fred stop being so pompous! Also, they are too strict!

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Interesting to see how this wonderful writer spent his leisure time.Very interesting home in a beautiful place.

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Barrie,Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

A unique spot to visit if you like a little history and like the works of Stephen Leacock. Lovely locaton on Lake Couchiching. Large lawn that is used for a variety of event.

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Orillia, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I highly recommend visiting in the summer, the setting and house itself are absolutely gorgeous and I really enjoy going during the writer's festival.

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Muskoka, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Stephen Leacock was one of those guys whose work we were required to study here in Ontario. His work though, was thoroughly enjoyable. Canada's answer to Mark Twain, but I think more enjoyable - more like Thurber. I have not been to the Leacock Museum in a number of years, so I can't say it's still the same, but for... More

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ontario canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Last winter my son, fiance and I went to a local Wedding show were we meet Penny the wedding co-ordinator for Swanmore Terrace. She had a wonderful set up to show how beautiful the grounds were and menu and wedding info to give us. Since we had lived in Orillia in the past I knew the property and also the... More

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Orillia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

As if the venue isn't stunning enough! The historic site of the Leacock Family home , now a museum with a lovely waterfront (and I mean you can't get any closer or more picturesque ) To boot it is now under the watchful eye of Orillia's brilliant sweetheart Chef Marcel. A new menu is on the horizon. It is the... More

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