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Address: 335 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6R4, Canada
Phone Number: 613-992-8142
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This historic residence served as the Prime Minister's home before 24...

This historic residence served as the Prime Minister's home before 24 Sussex Drive.

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Don't miss the crystal ball that was used for seances!

Both Laurier and Mackenzie-King were fascinating individuals who accomplished much. The house also has displays on prime ministers that did not live there, such as Lester B... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
dougandbarbara2014
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Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Both Laurier and Mackenzie-King were fascinating individuals who accomplished much. The house also has displays on prime ministers that did not live there, such as Lester B. Pearson and Brian Mulroney. A great spot for Canadian history buffs.

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Splendid example of a fine Ottawa historic house. You can walk by and appreciate the architectural style of old Ottawa.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I was not particularly keen on visiting Laurier House, since it was a hot day and quite a walk from the Parilament. But then I was so glad we went there! The guide was EXTREMELY knowledgeblabe, friendly, fun and could really bring the house to life. The kids loved it as well, which is not really common for "historic places".... More 

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Thank Viaje83
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Coming from a family where High Tea is common place, I expected more of Laurier House. The service was good, the food was average.

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LaurierHouseNHS, Manager at Laurier House, responded to this review

Hello; Thank you for your feedback and for visiting Laurier House National Historic Site! We are very sorry to hear that your experience at our afternoon Cream Tea was disappointing. As we strive to improve our programming feel free to e-mail us at Laurier-House@pc.gc.ca and tell us how you think we can improve our Cream Tea menu. We hope you... More 

Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Our guide was amazing! She kept the kids entertained and was also able to answer my more detailed history questions

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Saskatoon, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful park like setting leading up to the house. Only saw a few rooms of the home but they were very nice. Our guide was full of information and we learned a lot. We went first thing in the morning. When our tour started, we were told no photos. Photos can only be taken at the tours that start after... More 

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LaurierHouseNHS, Front Office Manager at Laurier House, responded to this review

Hello; Thank you for your feedback and for visiting Laurier House National Historic Site! To clarify, photos are not permitted inside of Laurier House at any time. We allow guests to take photos out on our historic veranda and outside on the grounds. We hope you enjoyed your visit otherwise and we will be sure that all visitors are well... More 

Regina, SK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was a fabulous historic property, and really was one of the highlights of our stay in Ottawa. We opted for the guided tour, and we had an excellent and very knowledgeable guide, who oddly enough, walked backwards while facing us on the way to the house! You purchase your tickets in the building next to Laurier house, and watch... More 

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Ottawa, ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We visited this historic home during the "Open House Ottawa" weekend. Although living nearby and frequently driving by this home we never realized what a jewel and historic building this is. The guides are knowledgeable and provide insights as to how the house was used and an explanation of the various renovations that were completed by the two resident Prime... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We showed up on a weekend in the summer, and made it just in time for the last tour of the day. Our tour guide Mikayla was very nice and engaging and knowledgeable about the house. We heard funny, sad and interesting stories about the lives of Wilfred Laurier, his wife, and Mackenzie King. Also learned history on the renovations... More 

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Gatineau, Quebec
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This historic property is a real gem right in the middle of Ottawa. Self-guided tours are very reasonably priced. If you are a history buff or just want to learn more about Canada, please Do Not Miss This site.

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