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Address: 108 Water Street, Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 519-836-1482
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Tue - Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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McCrae House is the birthplace of John McCrae (1872-1918), doctor, soldier...

McCrae House is the birthplace of John McCrae (1872-1918), doctor, soldier and author of “In Flanders Fields.”

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McCrae House

This museum is a wonderful place to visit and especially to bring out of town guests to share the history of McRae House. My husband volunteers for the organization and is always... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Guelph, Ontario
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's great that this house is stored as a historical spot. You'll get a free admission along with your purchase of a ticket to the civic museum. I wish however that the exhibition was extended with some more items. I am sure that civic museum could help to organize a better exhibition. It is literally nothing to see in the... More 

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Thank Vitaliy F
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We're sorry you were disappointed in your McCrae House visit. McCrae House was renovated in 2015 as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the writing of In Flanders Fields. The renovation focuses on displaying McCrae’s life as a doctor, adventurer, soldier, poet and artist. The McCrae House reflects our growing collection and knowledge of McCrae and there's... More 

Guelph, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum is a wonderful place to visit and especially to bring out of town guests to share the history of McRae House. My husband volunteers for the organization and is always pleased to chat with guests regarding this unique piece of Canadian history.

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Thank akerstreamj
Management response:

Thank you for writing such a kind review! Our volunteers are a vital part of our museum team and we love that they are so passionate about Guelph's history. More 

Cambridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Tucked away in a quiet neighbourhood is this charming 19th century stone home that was once the home of John McCrae who penned that beautiful poem, In Flanders Fields. This museum tells the story of John McCrae and his life and involvement with the Great War - what lead him to writing the poem, and his own eventual demise because... More 

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Thank Jonathan W
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Thanks for visiting for sharing your kind words, Jonathan! Glad you enjoyed McCrae House. More 

Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Were there with extended family as part of Guelph downtown tour. Happen to run into their gardener. had some interesting flower that was called Elephant nose. Were told that they were donated by University of Guelph horticultural something. It was a short and nice stop. Nothing else really to see unless you want to go inside the House and read... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Not a big outing. Takes about 20 minutes to do a slow tour but admission gives you access the the Guelph Civic Museum too, so do both. They are about a 5-minute drive apart.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I was surprised about how very nice this exhibit is. The gardens are beautiful. The home is filled with the life and times of the protagonist. Displays are in English and French. The back yard should not be missed. Look for the oldest grapevine in Guelph ( planted in 1870).

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Home of the writer of "Flanders Fields ". Great part of Canadian history and heritage right here in my own town.

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Guelph
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Birthplace of the famous Canadian poet Col. John McCrae (In Flanders Fields) this small but complete historic site/museum is worth a visit. Situated beside Royal City Park & the river, it is a serene setting with pleasant gardens & monument. Try to catch the Guelph Pipe Band practices & concerts on certain Wednesday nights. Lest We Forget.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Very fitting tribute to a great great man. Only a small place but leaves a big impression! Couldn't find any specific parking area but the street had spaces right outside.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

McCrae House is the original home of Colonel John McCrae, the World War I Doctor who treated the wounded and dying soldiers during the Great War. He wrote the famous Poem, "In Flanders Fields" from which the famous poppy has come to us on Remembrance Day in all Commonwealth Countries and other allies fighting in the first World War. The... More 

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Thank you for your kind words and review! More 

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