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Laurier House National Historic Site

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Address: 335 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6R4, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 613-992-8142

This historic residence served as the Prime Minister's home before 24...

This historic residence served as the Prime Minister's home before 24 Sussex Drive.

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Interesting guided tour

Visited on a rainy day during tulip festival. We took the guided tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out many historical and architectural aspects of the building... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brian L
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a rainy day during tulip festival. We took the guided tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out many historical and architectural aspects of the building. The building itself is beautifully maintained and contains interesting Laurier and King artifacts. Very interesting and informative few hours. Highly recommended.

Thank Brian L
Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Went there in canada day because it was free. It had a lot of people (of course because it was free) and walking up to several floors to understand the history. Prepare to read a lot of description but some people there can help and explain in more details (as far as I asked questions, they were willing to answer... More 

Thank chinttong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is another place where you can find very interesting facts regarding Canadian history and not only. If you love to learn more take one of the guided tours of the house this way you will be amazed of some of the small things that you can miss without the guide

Thank thor2705
Montreal, Canada
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Enjoy visiting this historic house and learn some fascinating information about Canadian history. Very interesting....insider details!

Thank TobyMontreal_Canada
Dundalk, Canada
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234 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I highly recommend the white glove tour if you are a lover of history and/or antiques. From the moment I entered this grand house to the time I had to leave it was mesmerizing and time flew by. My favourite rooms were the dining room and the library. So many wonderful artifacts (such as Mary Queen of Scots prayer stool... More 

Thank MOrfitt2014
Burlington, Canada
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Just a great place to spend a couple of days. So much to do here. Make sure you know your surroundings , so when you arrive at your hotel, spend a half hour taking in the names of the streets so you know where you are going to WALK

Thank theOnz3
Prince Albert, Canada
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

We really enjoyed our tour. Our guide was pleasant and informative and we really enjoyed reacquainting ourselves with the history and stories from two very important periods. I would recommend taking this visit back in time.

Thank Hastings13
Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

My wife loved it, I wasn't happy with it. Really not impressive in terms of beautiful ostentatious estates. It was a nice home. Th furniture was the major attraction in my opinion. Large pieces from the 17th century. They don't make furniture like that anymore. The Pianola was a marvelous piece. They will have it play for you.

Thank Lenjoyce1
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Interesting place to visiting! if only those walls could talk. I arrived and was strongly encouraged to do a self-guided tour, even though a tour had just started. All the material was easily readable. There were a few fun tidbits I overhead from the tour. If you do visit, I'd recommend taking a tour. After a self-guided walk around, I... More 

Thank K B
Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Located within the downtown area of Ottawa......a huge array of historical artifacts about one of our important Prime Ministers

Thank Canoeist14

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