Boasting a collection of over 10,000 original artefacts, this is the only historic site in Canada with its own Act of Parliament.
Two remarkable Prime Ministers, one magnificent home. Visit this splendid home and the incredible authentic collection. Take a guided or a self-guided tour of the house.
Free Admission for youth 17 and under.
Launch of special exhibit: Canada at War and Peace
May 24th - September 3rd
Political cartoons and landscapes of Josh Silburt.
Political cartoonist Josh Silburt presents: Mackenzie King’s Final Act!
This exclusive exhibition includes original artwork by Josh Silburt (1914 – 1991), which were featured in newspapers across the country in the 1930s and 1940s. Josh Silburt’s cartoons frequently caricatured Prime Minister Mackenzie King, or his policies, and touched on subjects of local, national, and international importance.
Come to see this fascinating selection of Silburt’s political cartoons, portraits and landscape paintings curated by Allan Silburt (son of the painter) and Debora Antoncic of the Riverbrink Art Museum.
Included in site entry fee.
Free admission 17 and under.
Second World War Homefront-Canada’s Kitchen – Costumed interactive vignettes
June, July and August: Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
What’s for dinner!? A housewife will welcome you into her kitchen for a chat about rationing, her work at the factory, and her worries for friends and family at war.
Included in site entry fee
Free Admission for youth 17 and under
Doors Open Ottawa
June 2nd and 3rd
Laurier House is pleased to participate in the annual Ottawa Doors Open program.
Free Admission for Doors Open
Canada’s Homefront Kitchen Party
Enjoy a lively 1940s kitchen party on the Canadian Homefront! Games, music and dancing for all ages. Come learn a few swing dancing steps, or sample some food-ration friendly recipes! Explore the home of two prime ministers with our costumed guides.
Family activities throughout the day as we celebrate Canada Day! Program fee: Free admission for Canada Day
Activities from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sweet Picnic Tea on the Veranda
Saturdays in July and August
Sip tea and indulge in treats on Saturday afternoons between 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in July and August.
Fact or Fiction evenings
July 24th, 25th and 26th
Gossip, scandals and scantily clad puppies!
One of those things is not part of our Fact or Fiction evenings at Laurier House. Which one? You decide.
Live History Presents: A Séance In Time.
August 15th, 16th and 17th
Shows at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (French show on August 16 at 4:00 pm.)
Join King, his medium, his military adviser, and his household staff as they prepare to contact the other side during a harvest moon séance. However, all is not well upon your arrival. The Crystal ball is missing and the house is in chaos. As the appointed hour grows near, you will join the fray to help King and his household before it's too late. Lives are at stake; history could be changed. Time is running out. Will you make the difference?
Reservations required: 613-992-8142 or tickets can be purchased online www.livehistoryshows.com
Program fee: $22.00