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Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

11153 Saskatchewan Dr NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2S1, Canada
+1 780-427-3995
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Fascinating history, beautiful house

Our guide was pretty amazing with his knowledge and insight into background of the house and the... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
BenLar137
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Calgary, Canada
Super modern in its time!

We didn’t know the opening hours of this museum. We entered and the guide said that we had 15... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Robby G C
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Toronto, Canada
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Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site was the home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford. In 1911, A.C. Rutherford, his wife Mattie and their family moved into this beautiful brick mansion near the university campus. The family entertained friends, relatives and influential Edmontonians for more than a generation. Today, this restored and furnished Edwardian-era home maintains the Rutherford tradition of hospitality and offers visitors a glimpse into the past with costumed interpreters, guided tours and special events.
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11153 Saskatchewan Dr NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2S1, Canada
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Our guide was pretty amazing with his knowledge and insight into background of the house and the family that owned it. There was just the two of us, and so we could linger a bit to grab some great photos, and ask questions. The restoration...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We didn’t know the opening hours of this museum. We entered and the guide said that we had 15 minutes to visit this place, as they close at 5 P.M. We could enter for free. I took pictures of every room. After all, this was...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Great find on a Sunday in Edmonton. The tour is informative and takes you through the various rooms each with their own stories. The building is well maintained as are the grounds. Be aware that tours are not offered everyday so check website before heading...More

Thank NormLWat
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Well just over 10 years ago my wife and I got married and Rutherford was the place we picked for our wedding photos. The staff were great and I'd recommend it to anyone. But first stop by for afternoon tea, that'll put you in the...More

Thank Brett K
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The tour guide was wonderful in her knowledge of the house, the family. And Alberta history more broadly. It was a gem on the U of A campus.

Thank SaminDC
Reviewed 22 September 2016

It was a delight and privilege to be at this well-preserved example of a home from the early 20th century. We had a personalized tour and the fellow was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the house and occupants. It was enlightening to find out...More

Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 28 August 2016

When Alberta's First Premier chose to build his home on the south side of the river in 1911 so he could see across to the legislative building, the trees weren't tall enough to block the valley view, or his neighbours. That might be the most...More

Thank Dawnafreeman1
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Pretty cool place to visit, the house is old and unique and perfectly restored, the guides give a nice story of the original owners, and the original clothing an effects are in the house. Very cool for history buffs.

Thank Karenmagnuso
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is one of Alberta's historical gems. It is historical from a political perspective as well as private life of one of the most influential people of our province. The house is furnished with period pieces and has been beautifully maintained. Allow at least an...More

Thank Touring56
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Rutherford House is a gem from the early 20th century!! It is furnished with furniture, dishes, light fixtures, rugs etc from that time. The guides are excellent & spend an hour going through the house with you & providing an enjoyable history lesson!! It is...More

Thank desktop2015
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Doreen M
Is Rutherford house open for tea??
25 February 2016|
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Response from justme55555 | Reviewed this property |
Sadly the tea house at Rutherford House is still closed- it is being renovated and they hope to reopen later in 2016. But you can have a lovely high tea or just tea at Cally's Tea House (-I was not able to post the website... More
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