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Laurier House National Historic Site

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Not just Laurier

This grand house was home to not just one but two influential Prime Ministers. There are... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Susan G
a lot of artifacts

take the extensive tour to see rooms one usually doesn't see. Some information however was... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
Dundalk, Canada
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Entering the former residence of two of Canada’s most important Prime Ministers is like stepping into the inner sanctum of our country’s political history. For over fifty years this Second Empire mansion in downtown Ottawa was at the heart of...more
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335 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6R4, Canada
+1 613-992-8142
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

This grand house was home to not just one but two influential Prime Ministers. There are recreations of their living spaces and small galleries highlighting the times that the Ministers lived in. Don't miss Mackenzie - King's library on the top floor. I want a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

take the extensive tour to see rooms one usually doesn't see. Some information however was incorrect but spend at least an hour here.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

It has been years since I last payed a visit to this site. You can get a guided tour, but we opted for a self tour. It was a very well presented stately home. Full of period features. The working example of a kitchen from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

My daughter and I just love to visit historical buildings. This is a definite must see. Authentic rugs, furniture and piano. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We loved it and definitely recommend it for all ages.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sandy B
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Ask about Laurier’s affair. Interesting to think about how life was at turn of century. Then contrast to bachelor life of Mackenzie. Imagine why you would place the chair your mother died in at the foot of your bed.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

At a very reasonable price, this museum was one of our choices for Ottawa on a budget. It was once Laurier’s résidence with his wife Zoe and then was given to Alexander King who in turn donated it to the Canadian people. Interesting and well...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Were very pleasantly surprised by the engaging staff, who are enthusiastic to share their knowledge and stories of the house and its collection. This wonderfully preserved home is chocked full of an incredible number of authentic artifacts (not replicas) - definitely worth a visit to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

My overwhelming memory of visiting Laurier House is of feeling like the staff were watching us the entire time. I visited with my son and two of his friends, and maybe having three teen males visit is unusual, but I felt like they were expecting...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed November 24, 2017

We visited Laurier House during the summer and found it to be quite interesting. The admission was free with the Canada 150 Discovery Pass and we thought it was worth visiting while touring the city. You must check-in at the site's office next door before...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Olivia D
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

This year entrance is free, worth the time to check it out. The staff were great adding interesting little tidbits of info.

Date of experience: September 2017
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May 25, 2018|
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Response from LaurierHouseNHS | Property representative |
Thank you for interest in Laurier House! We are still in the process of finalizing our programs for this season, so we will be confirming dates and other details soon. Please keep checking for updates either by visiting our... More
February 12, 2015|
Response from LaurierHouseNHS | Property representative |
Hello; Thank you for expressing interest in visiting Laurier House National Historic Site. From Victoria Day Weekend to Canada Day we are open Thursday to Monday (closed Tuesday & Wednesday) 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, from... More