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Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site

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Address: 235 John St N, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1G4, Canada
Phone Number: 705-687-4261
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Such a great man deserves a more detailed history

A little disappointed there was not more depth and detail in the life of this great man in the museum's presentation. It seemed a little slick and shallow. However, worth seeing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little disappointed there was not more depth and detail in the life of this great man in the museum's presentation. It seemed a little slick and shallow. However, worth seeing if you're into history. The house he was born in is typical of it's period and worth seeing for that alone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a tour with Marci. She was an excellent tour guide. He was only born in this house, he did not grow up here. The short film was very interesting. We really enjoyed this tour.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Stopped by on the way through - very interesting important place. Integral part of Canadian history to be sure.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Valuable piece of Canadian history which would make Canadian proud. Dr. Bethune has helped and saved lives in Spain and China with his forward thinking in medical treatments. Definitely worth a visit when you are in Gravenhurst!

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Parks Canada did a great job with this historical site. It is well done and provides a good overview of Bethune's role in medicine in Canada, Spain and China. You can definitely see that the site caters to the Chinese given Bethune's mythical status in that country. There are three different entry fees - the cheapest one gives you access... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I attended a family gathering in Gravenhurst recently to watch my husband run the Pan Am Torch Relay in his hometown! I learned a lot and one of the things I learned was how important Mr. Bethune was. A scholar in medicine, an inventor and a front line medic. His original homestead is in this small town. Nestled in amongst... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A historical venue dedicated to a great Canadian that influenced and helped people from Spain and China. Worth dropping by to see how anyone with a great skill can help and save anyone anywhere in the world. Bethune was ahead of his time in the medical field and chose to be a saviour of many.

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Tilbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Learning about Dr. Bethune and how he helped the Chinese with very little medical aids was very interesting.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We went through the Bethune Memorial this summer after several years of having a cottage nearby. I can't believe that we never knew this was here. It is truly educational and an excellent tribute to a controversial yet significant Canadian. If you are ever in Gravenhurst, go one street back from the Main street and learn about a Canadian that... More 

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Dalian, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Canada and China are great friends and this historic site celebrates that fact as well as the life of the Canadian doctor who has been held up to generations of Chinese people as a hero who should be emulated. The beautiful Victorian house where Bethune was born has been restored with great historical accuracy and a modern visitor centre next... More 

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