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Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site

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Address: 235 John Street North, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1G4, Canada
Phone Number: 705-687-4261
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Did not go in but interesting stop

Stopped by on the way through - very interesting important place. Integral part of Canadian history to be sure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Stopped by on the way through - very interesting important place. Integral part of Canadian history to be sure.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Valuable piece of Canadian history which would make Canadian proud. Dr. Bethune has helped and saved lives in Spain and China with his forward thinking in medical treatments. Definitely worth a visit when you are in Gravenhurst!

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Parks Canada did a great job with this historical site. It is well done and provides a good overview of Bethune's role in medicine in Canada, Spain and China. You can definitely see that the site caters to the Chinese given Bethune's mythical status in that country. There are three different entry fees - the cheapest one gives you access... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I attended a family gathering in Gravenhurst recently to watch my husband run the Pan Am Torch Relay in his hometown! I learned a lot and one of the things I learned was how important Mr. Bethune was. A scholar in medicine, an inventor and a front line medic. His original homestead is in this small town. Nestled in amongst... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A historical venue dedicated to a great Canadian that influenced and helped people from Spain and China. Worth dropping by to see how anyone with a great skill can help and save anyone anywhere in the world. Bethune was ahead of his time in the medical field and chose to be a saviour of many.

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Tilbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Learning about Dr. Bethune and how he helped the Chinese with very little medical aids was very interesting.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We went through the Bethune Memorial this summer after several years of having a cottage nearby. I can't believe that we never knew this was here. It is truly educational and an excellent tribute to a controversial yet significant Canadian. If you are ever in Gravenhurst, go one street back from the Main street and learn about a Canadian that... More 

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Dalian, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Canada and China are great friends and this historic site celebrates that fact as well as the life of the Canadian doctor who has been held up to generations of Chinese people as a hero who should be emulated. The beautiful Victorian house where Bethune was born has been restored with great historical accuracy and a modern visitor centre next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

As a proud Canadian plus having the honor of having lived in China and adopting a Chinese daughter this was her history lesson She was amazed at this fact and will not forget how this doctor helped China Great attraction and a must for families vacationing in the area to see first hand

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Tsawwassen, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

What a thorough tale of the life of a iconic man. Well done!! The modern museum linked with the home are a real treat

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