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Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

11153 Saskatchewan Dr NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2S1, Canada
+1 780-427-3995
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Summer Getaway

This is one of Alberta's historical gems. It is historical from a political perspective as well as... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Colleen H
Historic Adventure

Rutherford House is a gem from the early 20th century!! It is furnished with furniture, dishes... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
Edmonton, Canada
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Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site was the home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford. In 1911, A.C. Rutherford, his wife Mattie and their family moved into this beautiful brick mansion near the university campus. The family entertained friends, relatives and influential Edmontonians for more than a generation. Today, this restored and furnished Edwardian-era home maintains the Rutherford tradition of hospitality and offers visitors a glimpse into the past with costumed interpreters, guided tours and special events.
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11153 Saskatchewan Dr NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2S1, Canada
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is one of Alberta's historical gems. It is historical from a political perspective as well as private life of one of the most influential people of our province. The house is furnished with period pieces and has been beautifully maintained. Allow at least an...More

Thank Colleen H
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Rutherford House is a gem from the early 20th century!! It is furnished with furniture, dishes, light fixtures, rugs etc from that time. The guides are excellent & spend an hour going through the house with you & providing an enjoyable history lesson!! It is...More

Thank desktop2015
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I have visited this historic site many times and love how the staff are in period coco others and really make history real.Lovely gardens also Would love to see the tea room restored

Thank roller_7
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Get the guided tour. It is more than getting to know about a building. It is a history lesson told in the context of the lives and times of the first Premier of Alberta and his wife and children. Also get to know a little...More

1  Thank HMLayden
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We have gone for High Tea three different times. Each time we have encountered ages form the Senior to the little girls dressed in their frilly dresses, to families with their teenagers in hats,gloves and pearls. Three us us went for my 60 th birthday,...More

Thank Barnell R
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Beautiful home with lots of interesting history. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Bit disappointed the restaurant was closed - not sure if that was a seasonal thing.

Thank Jeslor
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a heritage house made into museum in the university area of Edmonton. It is restored to early 1900's and the interpreters are knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions. It has special events throughout the year.

Thank justme55555
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Not only are the artifacts great but having a 'proper tea' is special. A visitor is taken into the past Edmonton into the home of Rutherford. Great experience.

Thank elva111
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Lovely facility to visit , especially when seasonal events are occurring. Even small children are impressed.

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Guides are friendly and they know how to engage school children(and also adults) during the entire duration of the tour.They are dressed in 19th century attire. Admission fee is reasonable and there are other attractions you can explore if you are up for walking: University...More

Thank Victorious_Vi
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Nitasha K
21 July 2017|
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As of my phone call to them today, 7 Nov 2017, the restaurant is open from 7:30am-2pm, they serve breakfast, lunch, coffee and pastries. Cheers!
Doreen M
24 February 2016|
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Response from justme55555 | Reviewed this property |
Sadly the tea house at Rutherford House is still closed- it is being renovated and they hope to reopen later in 2016. But you can have a lovely high tea or just tea at Cally's Tea House (-I was not able to post the website... More