Birthplace of a celebrated Canadian
Guelph ON N1G 1A6
1pm to 5pm
McCrae House, a c.1850 stone cottage, located along the banks of the Speed River, is the birthplace of Lt. Col. John McCrae (1872 – 1918), doctor, soldier and author of the famous WWI poem “In Flanders Fields”. The museum features exhibitions on the life of McCrae, period rooms reflecting the 1870s when the McCraes occupied the house, a programming space and heritage gardens. McCrae House has two designations through the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada: one for John McCrae as a person of national significance and one for the house as a place of national significance. In 1983, Guelph Museums was established consisting of McCrae House and its sister site Guelph Civic Museum. Admission: $5 General Admission, $15 Family Rate (up to 2 adults and up to 4 children), Children under 4 are free.