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Laurier House National Historic Site

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Heart of Canadian Political Life

Laurier House is a National Historic Site of Canada. Built it 1878, it is notable for being the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
burr6013
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Mississauga, Canada
Great to visit Saturday morning.

The staff were very friendly and informative. If you have time, spend time looking at everything... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
stoneswords3
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Kanata, 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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Laurier House is a National Historic Site of Canada. Built it 1878, it is notable for being the former residence of two Canadian prime ministers: Sir Wilfrid Laurier (for whom the house is named) and William Lyon Mackenzie King. Laurier was Canada’s seventh (and first...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank burr6013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were very friendly and informative. If you have time, spend time looking at everything. Ask questions too. Lady at the door was awesome, great history lesson. Thanks!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank stoneswords3
Reviewed February 10, 2019

I always go here during Doors Open and on Canada Day. Two Prime Ministers, Laurier and Mackenzie King, have lived here and the property reflects both of their personalities. I wish I could spend hours in King's library on the top floor! In time other...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

We had time to visit this Canadian Historic site we hadn't visited before. There was no one else in the building early on a Sunday morning. The staff in the building were helpful and able to answer all our questions. There are lots of great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank VNKSmith
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
Thank 76stevene
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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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
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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
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