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Stephen Leacock Museum

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GREAT PLACE TO HAVE A PRIVATE PARTY

Went to a private function here, and had a great time. The food was great, the service was good... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
NeilOrillia
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Orillia, Canada
Never Heard of Him, but

Being a Yank I never heard of Stephen Leacock, but being here, I had to find out. He is an... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
sciencetiger
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Louisville, Kentucky
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50 Museum Dr, Orillia, ON L3V 7T9, Canada, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6K5, Canada
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Reviewed 30 November 2018

I found this an excellent experience, though I was the only person visiting in late November! Leacock was Canada's best known writer in the 1910-1935 period, producing a whole set of humorous books and speaking throughout the world -- even as he was a professor...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Went to a private function here, and had a great time. The food was great, the service was good, and the view was the best in Orillia. Best in Orillia

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NeilOrillia
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Being a Yank I never heard of Stephen Leacock, but being here, I had to find out. He is an interesting man, writing about Orillia and its colorful folk. He is a Canadian Mark Twain. It is informative, nice and cheap to visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sciencetiger
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Tour started at 11 with a review of the property by a guide. With some historical background we were then able to view the home, grounds and boathouse. The building itself is beautiful and easy to navigate. I loved the wall sconces, furniture and sunny...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Valerie F
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I had the feeling that Stephen Leacock was just around the corner, in the next room! It was a fascinating look at his world and easy to picture him sitting in the sun room or library composing his next essay. A comfortable place, full of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dougp112
Reviewed 28 August 2018

On the shores of Brewery Bay Lake Couchiching, it is a great place for a picnic. Walk the paths to the point and to the boat house for a relaxing visit. Read some Leacock in the trees and just rest away from the hustle of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

A group of 4 visited this place today, food was mediocre, no umbrellas on patio tables, it closes at 2 and people appeared at 1:30 so see if your table needed an umbrella. Hmmmm. Beef brisket was cold, on stale bread (said on calabrese -...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MacOrillia
Reviewed 23 August 2018

It was more than worth the fifty mile drive. The museum and house are remarkably presented and restored, and the docent on duty when we visited was well informed and friendly. Lunch is a good option here. A real bonus was meeting the gardener and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David W
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is the beautiful home of author Stephen Leacock. The grounds are lovely and there is a walkway that follows the edge of the property on beautiful Lake Couchiching. The home itself is well preserved and has many of the author's books and personal items....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DJJB1
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The Leacock Museum (old Home) is on a beautiful point that jaunts out in the Bay. . Surrounding the old home is a well developed flower garden maintained by the City of Orillia. The home itself is very interesting throughout the home are numerous little...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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