Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site
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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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Trudy T
Hinton, Canada54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We had bought the travel AB history pass, so got in free with that. We came only half hour before closing, but our guide did an awesome job for us explaining all the bits and pieces.
Written July 25, 2022
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cathv250
Edmonton, Canada31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The house is intriguing with 100 years of history. Cheap to enter and helpful staff. Other people sing the praises of the buffet but I had a simple lunch in the restaurant which was fresh cooked and delicious.
Written November 5, 2019
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JCT30
Edmonton, Canada15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I visit this historic residence often and still love the atmosphere, and I appreciate the care taken to preserve all aspects of the treasures inside and the building itself. The was a period in Edmonton's not too distant past when the great old residences and larger buildings of historical significance were bulldozed without a second thought, at great loss to the city. This one, thankfully, was saved.
Written October 8, 2019
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Gary S
Kalamazoo County, MI154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
This stop was really informative. A beautiful preservation of history. Our guide took his time and answered lots of questions. We did not use the cafe but looks interesting. As website says, you can park right in front if not busy. On the weekend we saw lots of street parking available (metered)
Written September 22, 2019
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R B
Edmonton, Canada157 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
What do you do in Edmonton on a long weekend? Well, we thought we'd visit the home of our first premier. There is very limited parking so we had to use university parking and pay. Then we got in to the home and were told that they were doing Spring Cleaning so all the rooms, while open, were in upheaval. Still interesting but quite a disappointment. The staff said they couldn't post about it on their web page because the provincial election was going on and they weren't allowed to post anything during that time. A fine home with lots of history and knowledgeable staff to bring it alive.
Written August 24, 2019
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puckstopper31
Edmonton, Canada753 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Impressive historic site. The ornate woodworking to the China and kitchen this is a true piece of Alberta history that anyone can appreciate.
Written August 17, 2019
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rlmptl
Lloydminster, Canada1,166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
loved this place so interesting and informative a must see for sure parking is a bit hard but otherwise this is worth seeing
Written May 5, 2019
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Roland I
Lethbridge, Canada165 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
This is a great place to visit. Great tours with very interesting facts about the house and the family who lived here. We were the only ones going through but it was Easter Sunday. Brunch at the Vintage forks restaurant was amazing. (see my other review)
Written April 21, 2019
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Cairine_and_Jim_C
Golden Lake, Canada38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Superb luncheon! Our server Justice is most familiar with fine cuisine having been trained herself! Cudos to our chef for the innovative dishes including an avocado sherbet which was to die for topping off the beets salad entree.Lamb entree was served with original sides so far from the humdrum usual as to be a celebration of epicurean delight!
We then toured the Museum accompanied by Ron who was impressively knowledgeable from the various plattersand dishes to the original Christmas cactus in the drawing room.
For an easterner visiting Alberta this was fascinating drawing connections from aontaril to Slberta in the 1900's
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Written December 9, 2018
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sylviar2410
Yorkshire, UK29 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
Visited with close family who live in Edmonton. Spent quality time creating very special unforgettable memories.
Written September 29, 2018
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