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McDougall Cottage

89 Grand Ave S, Cambridge, Ontario N1S 2L7, Canada
+1 519-624-8250
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History meets Art in Cambridge - Lovely old cottage

McDougall Cottage is on the main street in Cambridge and worth a guided tour inside. Originally a... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Andrea S
Vancouver, Canada
Great for kids

Great afternoon for our grand kids, and us. Fun, entertaining and educational. Some interesting... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Vineland, Canada
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89 Grand Ave S, Cambridge, Ontario N1S 2L7, Canada
Downtown Cambridge
+1 519-624-8250
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

McDougall Cottage is on the main street in Cambridge and worth a guided tour inside. Originally a labourers cottage, it contains the most spectacular hand-painted friezes (patterns along the top of walls or buildings) and trompe l'oeil ceilings (three dimensional illusions) that Ontario has to...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Great afternoon for our grand kids, and us. Fun, entertaining and educational. Some interesting history for all ages

Thank wandlaharvey
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This little cottage was lived in by early settlers in Galt, and is now a small, lovely museum that occasionally hosts events such as Morris dancers, bagpipers, etc., and annually displays the Tiny Quilt entries.

Thank CarlFondaver
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Excellent place to dine. Right on the river beside the Dunfield Theatre and the Outlet Mall. Worth checking out! Great food and exceptional ambiance!

2  Thank wanderingcouple98
Reviewed 11 September 2016

McDougall Cottage is an excellent example of a better than typical local stone cottage in downtown Cambridge (Galt). It offers a view into the past while preserving an important piece of Cambridge's local architectural history. Galt particularly has an important collection of fine Heritage buildings...More

Thank DohaInternational
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We were lucky enough to make it to a nearly private concert in the back garden. Angus entertained our small, but enthusiastic gathering.

1  Thank AmeliaIslandGal
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The historic building is beautiful and full of art. We went for the tartan tea on a very warm afternoon. Tea and treats were brought to our table by a friendly server. The cucumber sandwiches were delicious and the sweets were very sweet. The choice...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Do yourself a real favour and spend a summer's Sunday afternoon having a Tartan Tea here. The tea and appropriate tea sandwiches, scones, sweets are served with authentic care. You'll so enjoy the cottage and its amazingly painted ceiling charm. You'll dial back the time...More

Thank Pattyshell
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Very nicely restored Scottish workers cottage on the Grand River. This wee cottage has some of the finest faux painting on the ceilings of anyplace in Ontario. The cottage is more of a gallery than a museum with lots of kid friendly stuff going on....More

Thank brewster113
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Very welcoming staff and willing to talk and explain any questions. Location is great if going to the theatre. (Confirm open hours)

Thank J B
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