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Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site

800 Bay St, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 3G4, Canada
+1 705-759-5443
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Small piece of local and national history

Spent an hour or so here with my kids. The movie was good and informative...a good way to start as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tania H
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Excellent source for the history of Sault Ste. Marie

We were the only ones touring on the day we were there! They start with an informative movie about... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Maureen D
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Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
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800 Bay St, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 3G4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent an hour or so here with my kids. The movie was good and informative...a good way to start as it gives the full significance of the houses. Displays were informative and some nice interactive pieces for kids. Enjoyed the dress up clothes. Student staff...More

Thank Tania H
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

We were the only ones touring on the day we were there! They start with an informative movie about the beginnings of Sault Ste. Marie: the first settlers, trading and founders. Then you can go through the house which is set up as it was...More

Thank Maureen D
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William H, Public Relations Manager at Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Thank you for the fantastic review! We are glad that you enjoyed your tour! It is always nice having new visitors! We hope to see you again for some of our exciting special events this summer!

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

The visitors center has a good movie about the original inhabitants of the Sault and what there life was like. The house and the blockhouse have nice displays of the living conditions the early residents experienced. The best time to visit is in the summer...More

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William H, Heritage Programmer at Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Thank you for your kind review! We are glad that you enjoyed yourself! We hope you will stop back in again as we always have exciting things going on here on-site.

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

The second oldest residential building in Ontario has lots of appeal. The summer kitchen is the most appealing especially if you book a meal there. The staff will be in period costumes, most of the food in summer comes from the garden and is prepared...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

Our group was able to tour the historic buildings before we watched a play about the Group of Seven, a group of Canadian artists. We were served a period supper at the historic site. The main course was an excellent stew. Various tarts were served...More

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William H, Heritage Programmer at Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

We are glad that you enjoyed your experience at our National Historic Site. We hope to see you again in the future! There is always something exciting happening on site!

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Congrats to the Government for actually preserving history. This is a government run facility and very well done with an excellent movie on the Ermatinger House, Battle of 1812 and the House occupants throughout the Century. Visit the House and the museum. Very good gift...More

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William H, Heritage Programmer at Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

Thank you for the kind words! We are owned and operated by the City of Sault Ste Marie, who has done a good job in preserving and sharing the history of our site. We are glad you enjoyed your time! We hope to see you...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2017

we had company from out of town and wanted to show off some history of Sault Ste. Marie. this is a period home and always enjoyed by our visitors

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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

A very interesting national historic site in which you can have lots of knoledge of the history of the erea in the begining of the 19 century. Lovley way of showing. Recomanded.

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Reviewed July 17, 2017

located very near to the Canadian Bushplane Museum, this site is a worthwille visit to understand the importance of trapping to the region. Recommend seeing the short movie first to understand the history. The house and blockhouse/office are very impressive.

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Reviewed July 2, 2017

This was an icredible look at the history of Sault Ste. Marie. Really informative and along with the interpretive centre- a great and interesting way for families to learn about the history of the North. I could have spent HOURS!

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