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“Interesting”

Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site
Reviewed 5 October 2013

Great staff who were very helpful and give you a private leisurely tour - very informative - lots of history of fur trading, pioneer life, and development of city, Room set up very well with furniture and displays. Kids not too interested especially after hands-on exhibits at bushplane museum.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This small site is about a 2 minute walk from the Bush Plane Museum - so the two can be easily done in an afternoon.

Ther site consists of 2 historic buildings: the Ermatinger House and the Clergue Blockhouse. Both are worth a visit and have been nicely restored. Costumed docents are very happy to explain things and give you a bit of a tour. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 September 2013

This is a self guided tour, but there are costumed docents who tell you the history of both houses. We got a good explanation of the summer kitchen, and a history of the people who have lived there. We toured the Johnston House in Sault Ste Marie, MI, and the docent there told us about this house. The Clergue House is very well maintained, and the story of Mr. Clergue is very interesting.

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

The homes of 2 important Sault Ste. Marie colonial families, now museums. One was an early fur trader, the other an industrialist who built the first power plant in SSM. Interesting history, well preserved stone buildings.

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Reviewed 2 May 2013

I came in the off season, they were preparing for the tourism. I was lucky enough to do my pre-readings which I normally do for museums. There are informative signs, but they are obstructed or otherwise obscured.

I recommend that you do this and Fort Mackinac in Michigan together as they are connected in their histories.

I would wish that there is more of a tactile history. I was asking difficult questions about the site and they seem to have answers for even the most obscure questions. But then again this is the year-round staff and not summer students. I lament the fact that they added an extension between the house and kitchen, yet that addition will too become apart of the history of the site.

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