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Laurier House National Historic Site

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Address: 335 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6R4, Canada
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+1 613-992-8142
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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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A lot of walking and reading, but go place to dropby.

Went there in canada day because it was free. It had a lot of people (of course because it was free) and walking up to several floors to understand the history. Prepare to read a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
chinttong
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there in canada day because it was free. It had a lot of people (of course because it was free) and walking up to several floors to understand the history. Prepare to read a lot of description but some people there can help and explain in more details (as far as I asked questions, they were willing to answer... More 

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

It is another place where you can find very interesting facts regarding Canadian history and not only. If you love to learn more take one of the guided tours of the house this way you will be amazed of some of the small things that you can miss without the guide

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Enjoy visiting this historic house and learn some fascinating information about Canadian history. Very interesting....insider details!

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Dundalk, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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