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Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site

235 John Street North, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1G4, Canada
+1 705-687-4261
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Winter time

Will open on June 2017, in winter only snow and quiet there but very nice house for Bethune. Will... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
20130124
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Toronto, Canada
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Thank you Norman

This is a place that holds such rich history. You learn so much from the displays! They set up the... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Laska L
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235 John Street North, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1G4, Canada
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Will open on June 2017, in winter only snow and quiet there but very nice house for Bethune. Will visit when summer time . Pictures...

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a place that holds such rich history. You learn so much from the displays! They set up the pricing in a weird way though. There is the regular fee- you get admission to the main building and the first floor of his house...More

2  Thank Laska L
Reviewed 14 October 2016

It was located in the residential area but very educational and lots to learn. I am glad I took my teenage children. They have learned the base of Canadian Health Care system and also humanitarian.

1  Thank Kanae U
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

For anyone that has spent anytime in China, visiting Bethune's home is a must. Bethune is so revered there that it is not uncommon for people in China to mention his name immediately after learning someone is Canadian. The museum is tasteful and informative with...More

2  Thank Philip M
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We dropped by on the way to visit this heritage museum and tribute to a truly great and selfless man. The museum isn't large but it packs a lot of key highlights of Bethune's life and his medical achievements and his selfless giving to help...More

1  Thank Roadster8
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Admittedly, I remember very little about Dr. Norman Bethune from my Canadian history classes. The museum and adjacent memorial house where Bethune grew up were a good local attraction in Gravenhurst. You will probably spend about 1 hour here if you take the time to...More

1  Thank Keith T
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

After a recovery from TB,Gravenhurst native is determined to make a difference in the world. He graduates from U of Toronto in 1917 and becomes an expert in thoracic surgery to save those with tuberculosis. But, when the Spanish Civil War breaks out he rushes...More

Thank shinyburlingtonON
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I made a lengthy detour during a stay in Toronto to visit the childhood home of one of my heroes, Dr. Bethune. Upon arrival, I was offered several options for my visit: among them, a self-guided tour and a guided tour. The guided tour was...More

1  Thank pds209
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The Bethune house was interesting to look at as a historical and cultural view of how our better off grandparents might have lived. The time frame is close enough that you relate to some of the features in the house. The museum was very interesting....More

Thank silvasilva2015
Reviewed 13 July 2016

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...More

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