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Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

11153 Saskatchewan Dr NW | Adjacent Vintage Fork Restaurant - Tea, Scones, Brunch, Lunch, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2S1, Canada
+1 780-427-3995
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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 1 week ago
Linda S
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Edmonton, Canada
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For the history buff!!

Visited this with a long time friend! They even let her play the old piano!! Very informative and... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
Carmen D
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Saint Paul, Alberta, 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 family entertained friends, relatives and influential Edmontonians for more than a generation. Today, this restored and furnished Edwardian-era home maintains the Rutherford tradition of hospitality and offers visitors a glimpse into the past with costumed interpreters, guided tours and special events.
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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 1 week ago 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
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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!

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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
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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
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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
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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

1  Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Great find on a Sunday in Edmonton. The tour is informative and takes you through the various rooms each with their own stories. The building is well maintained as are the grounds. Be aware that tours are not offered everyday so check website before heading...More

Thank NormLWat
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Reviewed December 14, 2016

Well just over 10 years ago my wife and I got married and Rutherford was the place we picked for our wedding photos. The staff were great and I'd recommend it to anyone. But first stop by for afternoon tea, that'll put you in the...More

Thank Brett K
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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!
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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
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