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Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

Closed Now: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Gorgeous period home

I had just finished a bit of work on the University of Alberta campus and decided to stop by this... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
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Birthday brunch

I had heard of Rutherford House but was not aware that they do weekend brunch and high tea. The... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
Linda S
Edmonton, Canada
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Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site was the home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford. In 1911, A.C. Rutherford, his wife Mattie and their family moved into this beautiful brick mansion near the university campus. The...more
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11153 Saskatchewan Dr NW | Adjacent Vintage Fork Restaurant - Tea, Scones, Brunch, Lunch, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2S1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with close family who live in Edmonton. Spent quality time creating very special unforgettable memories.

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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

I had just finished a bit of work on the University of Alberta campus and decided to stop by this provincial historic site. The home is gorgeous, both inside and out. I was given the option of a self-guided tour with a brochure, or an...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

I had heard of Rutherford House but was not aware that they do weekend brunch and high tea. The brunch menu is set and changes every weekend I was told. Four courses: oatmeal and fresh fruit to start and although I am not an oatmeal...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Visited this with a long time friend! They even let her play the old piano!! Very informative and it was a quaint visit. Tons of antiques to see! Reserve an hour to visit!

Thank Carmen D
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Brunch was really fun. Tiny area but fun with girlfriends. Did the self guided tour of the house after. Really interesting.

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

You'll love this Edwardian home if house museums are your passion. Although it's modest in size and accoutrements, especially by the standards of house museums elsewhere, it does, nevertheless represent what a politically important and wealthy man would have owned when this city was very...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Rutherford is a nice place to visit the historic place to looking around it is neat and staff to me thanks

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed October 6, 2017

Its a good location to visit to see what was in this area a 100 years ago. you'll need an hour at the most here

Thank Mohammed H
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Our guide was pretty amazing with his knowledge and insight into background of the house and the family that owned it. There was just the two of us, and so we could linger a bit to grab some great photos, and ask questions. The restoration...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed May 7, 2017

We didn’t know the opening hours of this museum. We entered and the guide said that we had 15 minutes to visit this place, as they close at 5 P.M. We could enter for free. I took pictures of every room. After all, this was...More

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Nitasha K
July 21, 2017|
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Response from Ron U |
As of April 2018 the Tea House is Open 9-5pm 6 days a week (not Mondays) and has tea, lattes, scones, full lunch, brunch, high tea, and JazzNights once a month. VintageFork is a wonderful experience!
Doreen M
February 24, 2016|
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Response from justme55555 | Reviewed this property |
Sadly the tea house at Rutherford House is still closed- it is being renovated and they hope to reopen later in 2016. But you can have a lovely high tea or just tea at Cally's Tea House (-I was not able to post the website... More