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Winnipeg’s Finest House 1893

Interesting tour conducted by a PHD in history. (Volunteer) Very informative. One of First houses... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fish2live
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History brought to life

This was an excellent tour of the home of the son of Sir John A. Mcdonald, the first Prime Minister... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
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Edmonton, Canada
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61 Carlton St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1N7, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting tour conducted by a PHD in history. (Volunteer) Very informative. One of First houses in Winnipeg to have electricity, hot and cold water and flush toilets. Glad the Historical Society saved it from becoming a parking lot. Great reasonable priced gift shop. One of...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This was an excellent tour of the home of the son of Sir John A. Mcdonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada. Sir Hugh John was lawyer like his father, but found his fortune further west, in Winnipeg. The tour of his house was both...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

This will appeal to people interested in Canadian history. The house was built in 1895 for Hugh Macdonald, the son of the much more famous John A. Macdonald, Canada's first Prime Minister, and was designed by noted architect Charles Wheeler. It was restored in the...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

This historic home is truly wonderful and well presented. The audio tour is a must and well worth the extra few dollars. The staff are all too willing to assist and make your visit memorable

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is a great stop for those who like old mansions and history. It's a beautiful example of Victorian-era architecture and decoration - restored to look like it did when it was first built. There are steep narrow stairs, so be aware of that when...More

2  Thank LauriH44
Reviewed 1 June 2017

House occupied over 140 years ago by relative of the first Prime Minister of Canada! Very well presented and authentic. For those who love history, this is it!

1  Thank NickPembina
Reviewed 2 May 2017

this is how the upper class lived in the early 1900s.the rooms are smaller than todays,but no t.v. computer or sound system .the floors stained windows ,picture handrails what lovely craftsman ship. we did the tour with a guide who was extremely informative..go and enjoy

1  Thank andy b
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Step back into the 19th century and enjoy the ambiance of a historic house that has a story to tell. This perfectly preserved house is a must on anyone's 'what to do' list. Combine this with events such as the Christmas display and it is...More

1  Thank Canadvisitor
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We recently went on a 3 generation family visit to the museum for theVictorian Children's Christmas stories. The professional story teller held everyone's attention with her excellent telling of the Night Before Christmas and the Cricket on the Hearth. Her ability to engage the children...More

1  Thank nancybCancun
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went for their hallowe'en edition and it was our first time attending. There were spooky images, great architecture from what I was able to see under candlelight. The history was pretty interesting and the staff were wonderful. My boyfriend and I...More

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Hi there, No one knows definitively, but it might have been the same makers who did the glass at a few of the churches around town. The stained glass depicts a bird flying over flowering Irises. Thanks for your question... More
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