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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

July 2016

Tea and Tours

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Daily until September 4, 2016

Enjoy a tour of McCrae House, and then relax and reflect over tea and scones in the peaceful backyard gardens. Reservations are made in advance, and tickets are $15 +HST. Tea and Tours are available daily - Tuesday to Sunday - from June 28 to September 4.

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Piping Evenings with Guelph Pipe Band [PRACTICE]

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Once on July 27, 2016,
and Once on August 10, 2016

Piping evenings with Guelph Pipe Band begin with practices on Wednesday, June 8, July 27, and August 10 at 7 pm. A full concert will take place on Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30 pm. More details on the full concert to come.

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September 2016

Piping Evening with Guelph Pipe Band: Full Concert

September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Pull up your own lawn chair and enjoy the Guelph Pipe Band in the McCrae Memorial Gardens. Concert begins at 6:30 pm at McCrae House.

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