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Lougheed House

707-13 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0K8, Canada
+1 403-244-6333
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Disappointing Visit

I visited this venue specifically because they advertise high tea. Little did I know that you have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Latoyia B
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Really nice place to spend a Sunday

We received some free passes to visit the house and stopped in on a Sunday, conveniently just in... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Erin D
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Lougheed House is a National & Provincial Historic site, Museum and gardens located in Calgary's Beltline community. This 14,000 sq.ft sandstone mansion was built in 1891 by Senator James Lougheed and his wife Lady Isabella Lougheed. Completely restored, today it is the Beltline community's hub of cultural happenings and programs offering preservation and interpretation of this home, the Lougheed family and early Calgary. We also offer spectacular flower and vegetable gardens (free), weddings and events, and indoors (with paid admission) we offer self-guided and audio tours, historic interpreters (if booked in advance) and year round revolving exhibits, concerts and happenings produced with our cultural collaborators.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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707-13 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0K8, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this venue specifically because they advertise high tea. Little did I know that you have to schedule this service in advance. They don't even have the food prep in-house unless you schedule it so no walk ins. So I settled for an average...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We received some free passes to visit the house and stopped in on a Sunday, conveniently just in time to catch “Bill and Ted’s excellent adventure,” the tour given by a couple of nice volunteers. The tour was a bit slow initially but once we...More

Thank Erin D
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Just spend 3 hours at this wonderful mansion. Had a superb tour conducted by Teddy and his sidekick Bill Rennie. Very interesting stories of the house and the Lougheed family. If you like history of the Calgary area, I highly recommend the tour. Thank you...More

Thank Marcel H
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Blair C, Public Relations Manager at Lougheed House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

We're pleased that you had a good experience, Marcel H. Indeed, Bill & Ted are terrific, dedicated volunteers. Thanks for giving them a shout out.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Its an amazing home with nice cafes and the tour explains a lot about what the Lougheed family used to do. Its a must see home. They used to do business with fur so lots of interesting taxidermy in the home especially the moose one...More

Thank Feroze A
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Blair C, Public Relations Manager at Lougheed House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks for sharing your good experience, Feroze A.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

A beautiful period home. We had a tour given by Bill - very informative and entertaining. Wish we xame earlier to enjoy Brunch or Lunch in the lovely restaurant. Visited in cold snowy conditions can only imagine how beautiful the gardens would be in warmer...More

Thank CAM1959
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

I didn’t have much expectations and was pleasantly surprised. So happy that this house has been kept and restored Best part of the visit: our volunteer guide! Very knowledgeable and an amazing storyteller :)

Thank Li L
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Blair C, Public Relations Manager at Lougheed House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

We're glad you had a good experience, Li L. And, we agree; our volunteers are the best.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We stopped at the Lougheed House in downtown Calgary to view the Art Deco display. It was quite interesting but small so took very little time to view. Since we were finished earlier than we thought we decided to join Bill, a volunteer tour guide...More

Thank calgary81
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Blair C, Public Relations Manager at Lougheed House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

We look forward to your return, calgary81. And, we agree; Bill is a great volunteer and a great guide.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Gorgeous historic site! Beautifully restored to the splendour of it’s finest earliest days! Lovely formal gardens, full of flowers in the spring through fall. Excellent brunches, lunches, or tea with sandwiches in the restaurant. What a lovely way to take a stroll back in time...More

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Blair C, Public Relations Manager at Lougheed House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience, duffys. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We had heard that there was an Art Deco exhibit at the Lougheed House so decided to try out the restaurant & then head to the exhibit. The restaurant is quite small - but with lots of character. Our server was attentive & helpful -...More

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Blair C, Public Relations Manager at Lougheed House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thanks for sharing your experience with others, Altius10. We're glad that you enjoyed the Lougheed House experience. And, yes, the crowds last Saturday were due to our Beltline Bonspiel and Open House. We encourage you to come back for a guided interpretive tour by our...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Right in the middle of town. Great place to enjoy the sun, have a picnic, close to everything and Centennial park is just a few blocks away - my favorite park in the middle of down town!

Thank Debi H
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Blair C, Public Relations Manager at Lougheed House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thanks, Debi H. Yes, we noticed the spring's first picnickers in our garden on Thursday this week. It was warm enough for folks to sit on our bench in the sun.

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864clairev
24 March 2018|
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Response from Blair C | Property representative |
Hi 864clairv. Yes, we are fully accessible. We have wheelchair access at our Southwest entrance, and an elevator indoors that connects our two floors, both of which are fully accessible. We hope to see you soon.
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