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Stephen Leacock Museum

50 Museum Dr, Orillia, ON L3V 7T9, Canada, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6K5, Canada
+1 705-329-1908
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We were pleasantly surprised at how interesting it was to learn more about Stephen Leacock... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David S
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Toronto, Canada
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Beautifully set on the shores of Lake Couchiching you will get a history lesson on Stephen... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Ed H
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Orillia, Canada
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50 Museum Dr, Orillia, ON L3V 7T9, Canada, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6K5, Canada
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"summer home"
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"step back in time"
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"lovely summer"
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"lake couchiching"
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"beautiful location"
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"canadian history"
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"on site"
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"writer"
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"literature"
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"furnishings"
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"cottage"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised at how interesting it was to learn more about Stephen Leacock. Leacock is one of the favourite sons in Orillia (along with Gordon Lightfoot and Brian Orser). His cottage/home is an authentic example of the nicer cottages that were built on...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Beautifully set on the shores of Lake Couchiching you will get a history lesson on Stephen Leacock. Wonderful buildings where Leacock spent many a summer. Writing his famous book Sunshine Sketches of a Small Town. Poetry readings are done on the grounds during the summer....More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Each year they host a lovely formal afternoon tea with a nutcracker theme. Great sandwiches and cakes in a lovely setting.

Thank GE H
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Many years ago we ate here. A cute patio, great and friendly staff. Food was good and the only issue was the bugs and hornets. They should have provieded fly swatters.

Thank Deborah B
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

The staff accommodated us with a tea and scones on arrival. Our tour guide of the Leacock home was very engaging and knowledgeable.

1  Thank Joyce R
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Leacock was a notable Canadian who was well-known a century ago. His humour still holds up today. This was his summer home, and it's in a beautiful location on Lake Couchiching. It's interesting for some of the furnishings and artefacts. Especially interesting is a display...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

The Stephen Leacock House and Museum is like stepping back in time to a lovely summer house from the 1920's. Beautiful setting on the lake. Excellent introduction to the house and Leacock by the interpreter at the door. Well worth spending some time there on...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The grounds of this old "cottage" are beautiful with colourful gardens. It is easy to see why Leacock escaped to here. The tour of the house was interesting.

Thank Matyas7K
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Great introductory context presentation provided by summer staff person, who was VERY knowledgeable. The rooms in the house are appointed with original and period goods. One room highlights photo of S. Leacock composed by Yousuf Karsh - fabulous. The flower gardens are wonderful. The is...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is more of a tribute than an actual museum. With the exception of a portrait gallery and some models, this is mostly just Stephen Leacock's house, set up as if he could walk in any minute. There is a very enthusiastic person on site...More

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