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Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

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Address: 11153 Saskatchewan Dr., Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2S1, Canada
Phone Number: 780-427-3995
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Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site was the home of the first Premier...

Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site was the home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford. In 1911, A.C. Rutherford, his wife Mattie and their family moved into this beautiful brick mansion near the university campus. The family entertained friends, relatives and influential Edmontonians for more than a generation. Today, this restored and furnished Edwardian-era home maintains the Rutherford tradition of hospitality and offers visitors a glimpse into the past with costumed interpreters, guided tours and special events.

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Small period piece museum with a large heart

This is a heritage house made into museum in the university area of Edmonton. It is restored to early 1900's and the interpreters are knowledgeable and happy to answer any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
justme55555
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a heritage house made into museum in the university area of Edmonton. It is restored to early 1900's and the interpreters are knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions. It has special events throughout the year.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Not only are the artifacts great but having a 'proper tea' is special. A visitor is taken into the past Edmonton into the home of Rutherford. Great experience.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Lovely facility to visit , especially when seasonal events are occurring. Even small children are impressed.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Guides are friendly and they know how to engage school children(and also adults) during the entire duration of the tour.They are dressed in 19th century attire. Admission fee is reasonable and there are other attractions you can explore if you are up for walking: University of Alberta, Laurence Decore lookout, Emily Murphy Park, etc. This place is also conveniently located-walking... More 

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St. Albert
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is the home that Alberta`s first Premier lived in. The staff dress in period clothing and are very eager to explain how life was in 1905. It is an interesting piece of local history in Edmonton.

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Salisbury UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We had a wonderful young lady explain the house, its history and its owners to us, and a chance to wander round and look at the place at our own speed.

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Thank QJH
Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A well preserved historic home. The original home of A.C. Rutherford can be seen at Fort Edmonton Park. This one became his home when he became premier. Staff here are in period costume. Roughly a third of the household items are original.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Took our Montessori kindergarten children there many times on field trips. Great education and learning experiences for the little ones. They also very much the bus ride there and back.

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I remember going to the Rutherford House in the 70's when contractors were repairing this home for historic viewing. It is the home of Premier Rutherford, the first Premier of Alberta. This home is somewhat modern for it's time. It is on Saskatchewan Drive over looking the river on the University of Alberta campus, as Premier Rutherford had much to... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This has long been a yearly destination. Many celebrations have been held in the tea room and lots of just plain one on one with my Mum. I'm going to miss it. It's still a wonderful don't miss historic building. Sad to see this part closed though.

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