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Campbell House Museum

Queen Street and West Queen West
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Address: 160 Queen St W | (at University Ave.), Toronto, Ontario M5H 3H3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-597-0227
12:00 - 16:30
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Tue - Fri 09:30 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:30

A rare example of Georgian architecture, this museum is the restored home...

A rare example of Georgian architecture, this museum is the restored home of the first Chief Justice of Upper Canada.

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A "little" bit of history in the heart of the city

Walking by one day we researched the house on-line and decided to go on a Wednesday morning just after opening. It's a small historic house in the middle of busy "modern... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking by one day we researched the house on-line and decided to go on a Wednesday morning just after opening. It's a small historic house in the middle of busy "modern" Toronto. It is the oldest remaining house (although it was moved from its original location in 1972) from the Town of York (former name of Toronto. The home of... More 

Thank SFDutchman
Oakville, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is a house that was built by the Chief Justice of Upper Canada in 1821, and is a beautiful example of Georgian architecture. The house has been moved from its original location but has been lovingly restored, right down to the brick floors in the kitchen. There are only six rooms open to the public, and during the summer... More 

Thank Jeannie C
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I had the pleasure of attending Hogtown last night with a friend- we were there on the recommendation of a co-worker who caught the show the week before. Let me tell you…. this will be the most satisfying $45 bucks you will ever spend on entertainment! (for the record, I would have paid twice that and still felt satisfied in... More 

Thank sjkinsie
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We did not visit the museum during the day, but for the play in the evening. We were the third group to be part of the production, and even though they were still working out the kinks, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Try it out for something different.

Thank Laura A
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

We stumbled upon this little gem purely by accident as my son attempted to photograph a black squirrel.we had only seen red and grey squirrels back home . As he approached the stairs in pursuit of the squirrel,the front door opened and we were met and welcomed in by the friendly and kind staff. What a remarkable piece of canadian... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

We were walking around Toronto one day and just happened to come across the Campbell House Museum without knowing that it was a museum. I went to the front door, turned the doorknob, and opened the door. I called for my husband to come inside. Entry was by donation. We were given a tour of the house which we really... More 

1 Thank kamloopa
Fulton, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

We had visited the Mackenzie House the day before and knew from that visit that there was a connection with the Campbell House. The house is a large (for the time) Georgian style home that has been moved and restored and seems well cared for. Our guide explained Judge Campbell's role in Canadian history while explaining how the house would... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

This is an excellent way of showing today's children how families dealt with all their needs in the times when there was no indoor plumbing. I took my classes and the program offered was rich, interesting and had the visitor enter that house atmosphere, routines and practical sense of Torontonians inhabiting such a house in the middle of the 19th... More 

Thank Michelle364
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Although we had previously visited the house a few years ago, we learned even more on this visit. The tour guide shared a wealth of information about the house and the period. It amazes me how much these people know and their passion for the house and period. It is a wonderful piece of history right in the middle of... More 

Thank FuzzyBeaver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

A wonderful museum rich with the history of old Toronto. The House itself is a beautiful example of Georgian architecture, and once you step inside you definitely feel transported to a different time. The ballroom area is beautiful and I loved the historic kitchen space. The story of how the house was moved to its current location really fascinated me... More 

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