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McCrae House

108 Water Street, Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6, Canada
+1 519-836-1482
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Educative and Interesting

The house now turned into a gallery with various memorabilia of John McCrae was quite interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RHM63
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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A memorable experience...

Just serendipity. We happened upon this home and museum on Remembrance Day a half hour before the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MVH1951
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Toronto, Canada
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McCrae House is the birthplace of John McCrae (1872-1918), doctor, soldier and author of “In Flanders Fields.”
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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108 Water Street, Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The house now turned into a gallery with various memorabilia of John McCrae was quite interesting to see. The poem and the story behind it and it's part in the poppy and remembrance day was educative.

Thank RHM63
GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at McCrae House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience of McCrae House! We're glad to hear you found your visit educative and interesting.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just serendipity. We happened upon this home and museum on Remembrance Day a half hour before the 11th hour. Because of the day, admission was free and they opened the museum early. A special tribute to on of Guelph's native sons who gallantly served in...More

Thank MVH1951
GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at McCrae House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Serendipitous indeed! We're so glad you were able to join us at McCrae House on Remembrance Day. Thank you for visiting.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb, tranquil, peaceful, and haven't gone in. Very beautiful on the outside. Very close to a house that feeds you books if you feed them a book. The grab and give library.

Thank Andrey T
GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at McCrae House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

As charming inside as it is outside, you'll have to visit inside one day! Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 15 October 2017

amazing history right in our backyard...the reason why we wear poppies. Col John McCrae's house. You can buy poppies in the spring to plant in your garden

Thank gentleroadwarrior
GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at McCrae House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words and review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 14 August 2017

John McCrae's house is a sad indictment of war. You can feel the sorrow of Guelph's lost son just seeping through the rooms. Don't come here if you want a bells and whistles Disney style entertainment - it's not for you. But if you want...More

1  Thank Emma S
GuelphMuseums, Community Relations Coordinator at McCrae House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience at McCrae House. We appreciate your kind words and meaningful review.

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The birth place of John McCrae the author of the poem In Flanders Fields. It is a small house full of photos and items about his life. Good historical site worth seeing if you are already in the area. It does not take long to...More

Thank 1Love2Travel789
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

With the renovations it is a nice quick visit. My grandfather enjoyed his visit. Took my son when he was young and was made to feel unwelcome, he was darting around to the different exhibits but there was no one else in the building. So...More

Thank bettlork
Management response:Responded 9 March 2017

I sincerely apologize that your son felt unwelcome during his visit. We strive to make our museums a welcoming environment to all ages and it sounds that your visit did not reflect that. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback which I will...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016

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...More

Thank Vitaliy F
Management response:Responded 3 January 2017

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...More

Reviewed 19 December 2016

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.

Thank akerstreamj
Management response:Responded 21 December 2016

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.

Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank Jonathan W
Management response:Responded 3 November 2016

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

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