Laurier House National Historic Site

Welcome to Laurier House National Historic Site, home to two of Canada's longest serving prime ministers: Sir Wilfrid Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie King. For over fifty years, this Second Empire mansion in downtown Ottawa was at the heart of Canadian political life.

Historic Places Days are here!  

Join us from July 10 to 17, as thousands of Canadians celebrate Historic Places Days. Young and old will enrich their lives in the most fantastic places that speak of adventure and discovery.

There are so many new stories to explore, even in your own backyard. 

Learn more about Historic Places Days and start your adventure!

High tea on the veranda

In partnership with Working Title Kitchen, enjoy High Tea on the historic veranda.

Join a guided tour

Take an inside look at the lives and legacies of two prime ministers.

School programs

Laurier House is a national historic treasure for school groups to visit in the National Capital Region.

Visiting Laurier House National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do, guided tours and learning experiences.

Plan your visit

How to get here and hours of operation.

Tours and programs

Programs and learning experiences.


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


Discovery passes.

About Laurier House National Historic Site

Stewardship and management

Contact information, public consultations, plans, and policies.

Culture and history

History, culture, and designation information.

How to get here

335 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6R4

Contact Laurier House National Historic Site

General inquiries:
Telephone: 613-992-8142
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
September to May: 

More contact information

Hours of operation

July 1 to September 2, 2024
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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