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“Nice piece of history”

Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site
Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is a self guided tour, but there are costumed docents who tell you the history of both houses. We got a good explanation of the summer kitchen, and a history of the people who have lived there. We toured the Johnston House in Sault Ste Marie, MI, and the docent there told us about this house. The Clergue House is very well maintained, and the story of Mr. Clergue is very interesting.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

The homes of 2 important Sault Ste. Marie colonial families, now museums. One was an early fur trader, the other an industrialist who built the first power plant in SSM. Interesting history, well preserved stone buildings.

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Reviewed May 2, 2013

I came in the off season, they were preparing for the tourism. I was lucky enough to do my pre-readings which I normally do for museums. There are informative signs, but they are obstructed or otherwise obscured.

I recommend that you do this and Fort Mackinac in Michigan together as they are connected in their histories.

I would wish that there is more of a tactile history. I was asking difficult questions about the site and they seem to have answers for even the most obscure questions. But then again this is the year-round staff and not summer students. I lament the fact that they added an extension between the house and kitchen, yet that addition will too become apart of the history of the site.

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

These buildings and other like them dotted across the country bring life to the Company of Adventures and the North West Company as outlined in books such as the trilogy written by Peter C Newman. The people behind the restoration of the two buildings on this site have done the Canadian public a great service and should be part of every Canadians visit to the area. Well done.

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Period costumes, fire burning in the summer kitchen on a fall day made for excellent ambiance. Staff extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. A do not miss attraction for the area.

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