September 20, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Bring us your family treasures
Do you have a family heirloom or an old antique from the World War era that you want to know more about? On September 20th, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Parks Canada invites you to participate in "Family Treasures" at Laurier House National Historic Site. Parks Canada historians, conservationists and scientists will be there to meet you and tell you more about the object you choose to bring. So whether you have a war medal or an old tobacco can, Parks Canada’s experts will be able to help you discover more about it and its connection to Canada’s history. (No weapons please.)
Come with family and friends, have fun, and learn more about the treasure you have and how to protect it for generations to come.
Find out more by taking a tour of the historic house. The regular Laurier House entry fee will apply to access the site, but there is absolutely no additional cost to have your Family Treasure examined by Parks Canada specialists.
White Glove Exclusive Experience
June-October by reservation Vistors explore some of the many artifacts at Laurier House@Parks Canada
Discover Canada’s history through artifacts... Enter behind barricades that protect over 10,000 rare artefacts entrusted to all Canadians. With white gloves and an expert guide you will marvel at some of Canada’s most entrusted treasures. You may wonder which famous people have eaten from the dining room table or drank from the crystal whiskey glass. Turning a page in the Laurier House guestbook might provide an answer. Add your signature to the list of famous visitors who have graced the halls of Laurier House.
This enhanced 2 hour guided tour is offered to a maximum of 6 people by reservation 613-992-8142.
Program fee applies.
Contact the site for more information.
Laurier House Guided Tours
Offered daily at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm from June to September.
Fabulous objects, priceless artwork, and a passionate guide will bring to life two of Canada’s most influential prime ministers, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie King. Enjoy the one hour guided tour of the site and find out more about this fascinating home and the people who lived here.
Program fee applies.
Please note: Our wheelchair lift is out of service until further notice. (date posted: June 18, 2013)