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McCrae House

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108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada

McCrae House and Gardens

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


McCrae House is renovated.


The operation of the museum was transferred to the City of Guelph, and along with the Guelph Civic Museum was merged under the name Guelph Museums.


The federal government through the Historic Sites and Monuments Board designated John McCrae a person of national significance, and designated  the house a place of national significance.


A group of Guelph citizens purchased the building with the intention of preserving it as a museum. This group formed the Lt. Col. John McCrae Birthplace Society and began raising money for its restoration.

1870 to 1873

The house was owned by the McCrae family


The small limestone cottage was built


Upcoming Events

November 2016

Thank a Veteran

November 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us at McCrae House, where local veterans will be on hand to visit and exchange stories.

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Remembrance with Guelph Amateur Radio Club

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Daily until November 11, 2016

Club members will be on site, exchanging thoughts of remembrance with ham radio enthusiasts around the world.

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Remembrance Day

November 11

9AM - Remembrance service by Royal Canadian Legion, Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch 234. 10:30AM - Remembrance assembly by John McCrae Pubic School students. Admission by donation on Remembrance Day.

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