Costumed interpreters re-enact life in the 1900's at the former home of the province's first premier, Alexander Cameron Rutherford. Built in 1911, this Edwardian mansion established new standards in residential design, marking the end of the pioneer era in Alberta. Lunch and afternoon tea are served at the Arbour Restaurant year-round.
May 15 - Labour Day daily 9 am - 5 pm; Labour Day - May 14 Tues - Sun noon - 5 pm. Admission: $4 adult, $3 youth/sen, $12 family, free for children 6 and under.
Spring and Easter go hand in hand at Rutherford House. Celebrate the season as you explore this magnificent home and learn about a variety of natural dyes and how they were used to colour eggs. Enjoy freshly baked cookies and a spring-themed craft. Be sure to keep a watchful eye for the Easter Bunny as you follow a trail of Easter eggs!
Spring and Easter go hand in hand at Rutherford House! Celebrate the season as your explore this magnificent home and discover historically coloured eggs. Enjoy freshly baked treats, and rejoice in the fact that winter is almost over. Keep your eyes open in case the Easter Bunny drops by.
In the spirit of an old-fashioned summer fair, try your hand at a variety of classic carnival games and activities. Play croquet, relax and listen to stories for all ages, try a scavenger hunt, or take a photo in our photo booth while enjoying an afternoon of musical entertainment. Support Edmontons local artisans and vendors in our outdoor market, while sipping on a cool glass of lemonade and enjoying a bag of fresh popcorn!
The poet Robert Burns and his beloved haggis are at the heart of this celebration of the Rutherfords Scottish heritage! Celebrate Robert Burns birthday with an afternoon of bagpipes, traditional dancing, and, of course, haggis! Connect with your roots or simply come for a taste of Scotland.
Regular Admission rates apply.
Step back in time to the Edwardian era and explore the elegant home of Albertas first Premier and founder of the University of Alberta. Make a fun craft, play old-fashioned games, and sample delicious cookies baked in the wood-burning stove. Spend the day with family in a historic atmosphere and discover who the Rutherfords were and the activities they enjoyed.
Celebrate Family Day with a FREE visit to the historic home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford, and discover the unique personalities in the Rutherford family. Which one of them loved golf? Who did all the driving for Mr. Rutherford? Who played the piano? Who dug that old rag-time jazz? Explore this elegant, historic house, and join in historical games with the costumed interpreters, sample a treat made in the historic kitchen and make an old-fashioned craft.