Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site

Welcome to Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site in Gravenhurst, the place to discover Dr. Norman Bethune, a battlefront surgeon, medical pioneer, advocate for Canada's universal health care, and Chinese cultural icon.

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Start your journey at the visitor centre

Interactive exhibits, video and stories share the life of Norman Bethune.

Private guided tour

Join our staff for a personalized private tour of the visitor centre and historic house.

Visiting Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do, red chairs, visitor centre and learning experiences.

Plan your visit

How to get here, hours of operation and self guided tour.

Tours and programs

Programs and learning experiences.


Daily visitor and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.


Discovery passes.

About Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site

Stewardship and management

Contact information, public consultations, plans, and policies.

Culture and history

History, culture, cultural landscape, designation information.

How to get here

Contact Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site

General inquiries:
Telephone: 705-687-4261
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888

More contact information

Hours of operation

July 1 to August 31, 2024

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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