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Stephen Leacock Museum

50 Museum Drive, Box 625, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6K5, Canada
+1 705-329-1908
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Leacock

Beautifully set on the shores of Lake Couchiching you will get a history lesson on Stephen... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Ed H
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Orillia, Canada
via mobile
Lovely Nutcracker Formal Tea

Each year they host a lovely formal afternoon tea with a nutcracker theme. Great sandwiches and... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
GE H
,
Toronto, Canada
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50 Museum Drive, Box 625, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6K5, Canada
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+1 705-329-1908
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"writer"
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Beautifully set on the shores of Lake Couchiching you will get a history lesson on Stephen Leacock. Wonderful buildings where Leacock spent many a summer. Writing his famous book Sunshine Sketches of a Small Town. Poetry readings are done on the grounds during the summer....More

1  Thank Ed H
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Each year they host a lovely formal afternoon tea with a nutcracker theme. Great sandwiches and cakes in a lovely setting.

Thank GE H
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Many years ago we ate here. A cute patio, great and friendly staff. Food was good and the only issue was the bugs and hornets. They should have provieded fly swatters.

Thank Deborah B
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

The staff accommodated us with a tea and scones on arrival. Our tour guide of the Leacock home was very engaging and knowledgeable.

1  Thank Joyce R
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Leacock was a notable Canadian who was well-known a century ago. His humour still holds up today. This was his summer home, and it's in a beautiful location on Lake Couchiching. It's interesting for some of the furnishings and artefacts. Especially interesting is a display...More

Thank GardenResident
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

The Stephen Leacock House and Museum is like stepping back in time to a lovely summer house from the 1920's. Beautiful setting on the lake. Excellent introduction to the house and Leacock by the interpreter at the door. Well worth spending some time there on...More

Thank andreagordon55
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The grounds of this old "cottage" are beautiful with colourful gardens. It is easy to see why Leacock escaped to here. The tour of the house was interesting.

Thank Matyas7K
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Great introductory context presentation provided by summer staff person, who was VERY knowledgeable. The rooms in the house are appointed with original and period goods. One room highlights photo of S. Leacock composed by Yousuf Karsh - fabulous. The flower gardens are wonderful. The is...More

Thank andy_geology
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is more of a tribute than an actual museum. With the exception of a portrait gallery and some models, this is mostly just Stephen Leacock's house, set up as if he could walk in any minute. There is a very enthusiastic person on site...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The Stephen Leacock home is a relaxed museum that depicts how Stephen Leacock lived . Worth the visit. Fabulous setting with a lovely cafe lakeside to take in lunch afterward! A lovely summer sfternoon visit!

1  Thank GBell2016
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