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Lougheed House

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Address: 707 13 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0K8, Canada
Phone Number: (403) 244-6333
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Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Lougheed House is a National & Provincial Historic site & Museum...

Lougheed House is a National & Provincial Historic site & Museum located near downtown Calgary. This sandstone mansion, built in 1891 has lots to offer: Museum, History, Tours, Gardens, Gallery & Exhibition space, Restaurant, Museum Shop, School Programs, Venue Rentals, & more! Visit us on our website, twitter, and facebook to learn more and see our upcoming events and exhibits!

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Lovely restored 19th century mansion

Former home of Calgary's most important historical family; lovely restoration of interior with beautiful gardens surrounding. The exhibits are OK - I went to see wedding dresses... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ilze E
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Martindale, New York, United States
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house is a treasure. Owned by a local attorney and later politician, it is a masterpiece of carved mahogany and stained glass windows. Currently there is a bonus, a wedding gown exhibition. Self guided, audio, or guided tours are offered, I chose the audio. Very helpful but I was lucky and ran into an off duty tour guide and... More 

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Martindale, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Former home of Calgary's most important historical family; lovely restoration of interior with beautiful gardens surrounding. The exhibits are OK - I went to see wedding dresses, there were not many but the ones they had were nice to look at. The history of the house is fascinating but they could do a better job of filling in a lot... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historic site is also a charming restaurant. The house is surrounded by gardens maintained by volunteers. Parking can be a headache because the Beltline district has grown up around it, but there is some parking on site. Elevators make this heritage house wheelchair friendly.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful heritage house in downtown Calgary but not a lot in there. They have a display on wedding dresses currently and have opened the sitting room furnished but there's a lot of empty space. Nice place for lunch and beautiful' gardens

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had brunch here and the meal and service were pretty good. There is a great deal of history here and you can take a tour of the house after brunch.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

The wedding dress exhibit was on when we visited which added to the atmosphere in the home. The house is beautifully preserved, although most of the original furnishings were scattered in an auction during the Depression. The stained glass, woodwork and gardens are worth the visit alone. The gift shop has vintage jewellery and antique china.

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Thank Retiredtraveller27
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The house was everything I expected but the restaurant was too expensive for my budget. There was a wedding dress exhibition on within the house which was also interesting.

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Thank Sandy W
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We celebrated a momentous event in our lives here with a lunch. Yes, there is a fancy restaurant in here... Reservations is very important because the restaurant is not always here. After we walked around the house and learned how this mansion was owned by a pertinent family during the olden days....Interesting especially to history lovers...

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Lougheed House features numerous exhibits relevant to our Calgary story. They are told in a relevant, gracious fashion in keeping with the surroundings. It is a joy to visit each time that I am reminded of events through the Lougheed House email newsletter. The grounds and surrounding neighbourhood are a lovely place to wander and bring visitors to our city.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Visited for the first time ever and l was born and raised in Calgary. Loved the character. Beautifully kept up. Grounds where magnificent. Lots of history.

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