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Laurier House National Historic Site

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Address: 335 Laurier Ave E, 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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foot steps back in time

I highly recommend the white glove tour if you are a lover of history and/or antiques. From the moment I entered this grand house to the time I had to leave it was mesmerizing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
MOrfitt2014
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Dundalk, Canada
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Dundalk, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend the white glove tour if you are a lover of history and/or antiques. From the moment I entered this grand house to the time I had to leave it was mesmerizing and time flew by. My favourite rooms were the dining room and the library. So many wonderful artifacts (such as Mary Queen of Scots prayer stool... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Just a great place to spend a couple of days. So much to do here. Make sure you know your surroundings , so when you arrive at your hotel, spend a half hour taking in the names of the streets so you know where you are going to WALK

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Prince Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We really enjoyed our tour. Our guide was pleasant and informative and we really enjoyed reacquainting ourselves with the history and stories from two very important periods. I would recommend taking this visit back in time.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

My wife loved it, I wasn't happy with it. Really not impressive in terms of beautiful ostentatious estates. It was a nice home. Th furniture was the major attraction in my opinion. Large pieces from the 17th century. They don't make furniture like that anymore. The Pianola was a marvelous piece. They will have it play for you.

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Thank Lenjoyce1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Interesting place to visiting! if only those walls could talk. I arrived and was strongly encouraged to do a self-guided tour, even though a tour had just started. All the material was easily readable. There were a few fun tidbits I overhead from the tour. If you do visit, I'd recommend taking a tour. After a self-guided walk around, I... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Located within the downtown area of Ottawa......a huge array of historical artifacts about one of our important Prime Ministers

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We saw this as part of the Doors Open weekend in Ottawa. The house is beautifully preserved and we were allowed all the way up to the top floor. The veranda on the main floor is huge and likely used for entertaining by the various Prime Ministers' that used the property

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

It was interesting to see how 2 of Canada's Prime Ministers lived - the different architectural style adopted by each one. The Parks Canada guides were very helpful.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Didn't actually plan on visiting Laurier House but had some extra time so thought we'd fit it in. We were really glad we did. We did the guided tour which was really interesting. Some great insights into two of our more prominent Prime Ministers and their personal life, more than seeing the house in which they lived. I recommend taking... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This is in a residential neighborhood. Across the street is a playground named Laurier something. Visitors Centre is to the left of the house.

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