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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.”

100 Years of In Flanders Fields Story Map


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 2020

Remembrance Day

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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Admission by donation

McCrae House will be open extended hours on Wednesday, November 11 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guelph Civic Museum will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Limited capacity. Timed ticketed entry. Please book your visit through Eventbrite or call 519-836-1221. Admission by donation. 9 a.m. Royal Canadian Legion Col. John McCrae Memorial Branch 234 Guelph will hold a brief service on Wednesday, November 11 at 9 a.m. This service will be live-streamed via Facebook Live (@guelphmuseums)

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