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McCrae House

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108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
519-836-1221

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

2015

McCrae House is renovated.

1983

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.

1966

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.

1966

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

1858

The small limestone cottage was built

Upcoming Events

August 2021

McCrae House Tea at Two

August 3 @ 2:00 pm - September 5 @ 2:00 pm
McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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$17

Tuesday to Sunday, August 3 to September 5 | 2 p.m. Tea at Two resumes daily at 2 pm Tuesday through Sunday, August 3 to September 5. After touring McCrae House, visitors are invited to relax and reflect over tea and scones in the peaceful backyard gardens. The menu includes exclusively-blended McCrae House teas, scones with whipped cream, jam and berries. Reservations are required in advance. The cost is $17+HST per person paid the day of your reservation at McCrae House. Touch-free…

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Backyard Theatre: A Night in Flanders

August 19 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on August 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm

McCrae House, 108 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1A6 Canada
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$25

Thursday through Saturday, August 19-21 | 7 PM Thursday through Saturday, August 26-28 | 7 PM Saturday matinee, August 21 and 28 | 2 PM Synopsis: The scene is the Ypres Salient, West Flanders, Belgium. It is the night of May 2nd, 1915. Dr. John "Jack" McCrae returns to his dugout after leading the burial service of his friend, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer. Earlier in the day, "Lex" was killed by a direct hit of a shell while on his way…

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