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Laurier House National Historic Site of Canada

Tourism Region: National Capital

No trip to the Nation's Capital is complete without a visit to Laurier House National Historic Site of Canada. Experience this magnificent home of two prime ministers - Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Right Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie King.
This spacious residence is filled with a collection of furnishings and memorabilia, spanning over 50 years of occupancy by two of Canada's most important political figures.

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Location

Address: 
335 Laurier Ave. East
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6R4

Telephone: 613-992-8142
TDD: (613) 992-8142
Fax: 613-947-4851

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Hours of Operation

Operations: Seasonal

Informative guided tours are offered by our knowledgable staff during the months of April through the middle of October. Special events include Tea on the verandah offered on weekends and certain days during the week from June until early Fall (weather permitting). Canada Day festivities at Laurier House include a special outdoor exhibit highlighting the history and evolution of Canada's flag and free admission to the house. Also, the holiday program which takes place in early December varies from year to year but is based generally on a historical holiday theme.

Open: Open April-Mid May: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm; Mid-May to Thanksgiving: Monday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 1:00-5:00pm October-March: group tours with reservation

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Administration fees

Admission: Charged
Adult: $3.90
Senior: (Person 65 years of age or over) $3.40
Youth: (Person 6 to 16 years of age) $1.90
Family/Group: (Up to seven people with a maximum of two adults arriving at a national park in a single vehicle or visiting a national historic site together.) $9.80

Discounts: Groups • Seniors • Students

About Collections

Built in 1878, the residence of two Canadian Prime Ministers, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Right Honourable William Lyon MacKenzie King; furnished in period style with the original furnishing (no reproductions)

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 10,000

Decorative Arts

Furniture or Furnishings

Fine Arts

Media:
Painting • Photography • Sculpture

Human History

Furniture or Furnishings

Services & Activities

-Guided Tours-interpretation conducted by very knowledgable staff and is done at the visitor's pace
-During summer hours "Tea on the Veranda" on Sundays Afternoons
-Various special events and programs offered throughout the year

Educational Programs

Guided tours for school groups visiting Laurier House. Curriculum based lesson plans on-line (grades 8, 10 and 12)Link to the Laurier House Web site through www.parkscanada.gc.ca

Visitor Services

Bilingual Services • Guided Tours : English : French • Accessible by Public Transportation • Gift shop

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