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McCrae House

108 Water Street, Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6, Canada
+1 519-836-1482
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where Poppies Grow

amazing history right in our backyard...the reason why we wear poppies. Col John McCrae's house... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Guelph, Canada
Thought provoking

John McCrae's house is a sad indictment of war. You can feel the sorrow of Guelph's lost son just... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Emma S
London, United Kingdom
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McCrae House is the birthplace of John McCrae (1872-1918), doctor, soldier and author of “In Flanders Fields.”
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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108 Water Street, Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6, Canada
+1 519-836-1482
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Reviewed 4 days ago

amazing history right in our backyard...the reason why we wear poppies. Col John McCrae's house. You can buy poppies in the spring to plant in your garden

Thank gentleroadwarrior
GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at McCrae House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 14 August 2017

John McCrae's house is a sad indictment of war. You can feel the sorrow of Guelph's lost son just seeping through the rooms. Don't come here if you want a bells and whistles Disney style entertainment - it's not for you. But if you want...More

1  Thank Emma S
GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at McCrae House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience at McCrae House. We appreciate your kind words and meaningful review.

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The birth place of John McCrae the author of the poem In Flanders Fields. It is a small house full of photos and items about his life. Good historical site worth seeing if you are already in the area. It does not take long to...More

Thank 1Love2Travel789
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

With the renovations it is a nice quick visit. My grandfather enjoyed his visit. Took my son when he was young and was made to feel unwelcome, he was darting around to the different exhibits but there was no one else in the building. So...More

Thank bettlork
Management response:Responded 9 March 2017

I sincerely apologize that your son felt unwelcome during his visit. We strive to make our museums a welcoming environment to all ages and it sounds that your visit did not reflect that. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback which I will...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016

It's great that this house is stored as a historical spot. You'll get a free admission along with your purchase of a ticket to the civic museum. I wish however that the exhibition was extended with some more items. I am sure that civic museum...More

Thank Vitaliy F
Management response:Responded 3 January 2017

We're sorry you were disappointed in your McCrae House visit. McCrae House was renovated in 2015 as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the writing of In Flanders Fields. The renovation focuses on displaying McCrae’s life as a doctor, adventurer, soldier, poet...More

Reviewed 19 December 2016

This museum is a wonderful place to visit and especially to bring out of town guests to share the history of McRae House. My husband volunteers for the organization and is always pleased to chat with guests regarding this unique piece of Canadian history.

Thank akerstreamj
Management response:Responded 21 December 2016

Thank you for writing such a kind review! Our volunteers are a vital part of our museum team and we love that they are so passionate about Guelph's history.

Reviewed 2 November 2016

Tucked away in a quiet neighbourhood is this charming 19th century stone home that was once the home of John McCrae who penned that beautiful poem, In Flanders Fields. This museum tells the story of John McCrae and his life and involvement with the Great...More

Thank Jonathan W
Management response:Responded 3 November 2016

Thanks for visiting for sharing your kind words, Jonathan! Glad you enjoyed McCrae House.

Reviewed 21 October 2016

Were there with extended family as part of Guelph downtown tour. Happen to run into their gardener. had some interesting flower that was called Elephant nose. Were told that they were donated by University of Guelph horticultural something. It was a short and nice stop....More

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Not a big outing. Takes about 20 minutes to do a slow tour but admission gives you access the the Guelph Civic Museum too, so do both. They are about a 5-minute drive apart.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I was surprised about how very nice this exhibit is. The gardens are beautiful. The home is filled with the life and times of the protagonist. Displays are in English and French. The back yard should not be missed. Look for the oldest grapevine in...More

Thank Mrfiz
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