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Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site

Town/City: Gravenhurst
Address: 235 John Street North Gravenhurst ON, P1P 1G4
Website: www.pc.gc.ca
Phone: (705) 687-4261

The Birthplace of a Hero!

Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site of Canada commemorates the life and achievements of Dr. Henry Norman Bethune. A battlefront surgeon, promoter of public health care, inventor, teacher and artist.The newly designed exhibit offers an inspiring story of a small town boy who became the most recognized Canadian in the world. Through the modern exhibit, visitors get a chance to explore his achievements through stories, artefacts, images, videos, artwork and statues. Then, to experience the roots of the hero, you can also explore his actual 1890 birthplace, a home that was a church manse. Restored to reflect the Victorian time period, the house also contains some original family artefacts. We provide you with great amount of information and fantastic photo opportunities. Open from June 1st to Oct 31. Winter tours can be made by a reservation. Call for more information (705)687-4261.

Fees for your experience:

$3.90/Adult Basic admission, entry to two buildings

$7.80/Adult Entry to both buildings, 10 mins' movie on Bethune, and a gift of your choice ($5

$18.60/Adult Service above, private guided tour in your language of choice (English, French and Chinese), behind scene tour, costume try on and much more. It will be tailored for your group only.




The site has a mixture of new and old, including statues, stories, exhibits, pictures, videos, and a restored 1890 church manse. All serve to show the legacy of the most famous Canadian in the world and his compelling story, which continues to resonate today! Open June through October. Please visit our website for days and hours of operation.

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