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Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

Vintage Fork at Rutherford House is open for business!

Join Chef Salar Melli and experience Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site’s new restaurant.

Chef Salar and his team will present an elegant and playful dining experience with dishes inspired by the Rutherfords and their time, as well as creative variations on classic dishes.

The restaurant is open Tuesdays through Sundays, and closed on Mondays. On weekdays, it opens at 7:30am each morning, and offers items such as Croissant Egg Sandwiches, and Porridge and Fruit, and daily fresh baked goods until 11:00am.

Vintage Fork’s lunch menu is served from 11:30am to 2:00pm, and will include selections such as Chicken Mornay Pot Pie, Fresh Salmon on Risotto, Braised Lamb Shank, and a daily soup.

On weekends, Vintage Fork serves brunch from 9:00am – 2:00pm, featuring selections such as Eggs Benedict on Waffles, Quiche, and Waffles with fresh fruit and house made syrup.

Late afternoon tea and coffee, as well as fresh baked goods, are available until 5:00pm. High Tea is available for booking.

For reservations, or for more details (including catering and special event dinner options), please call Vintage Fork at Rutherford House at 780.427.4113 or visit them on Facebook. You can also make reservations directly at

We look forward to seeing you!

Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site was the home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford. In 1911, A.C. Rutherford, his wife Mattie and their family moved into this beautiful brick mansion near the university campus. The family entertained friends, relatives and influential Edmontonians for more than a generation. Today, this restored and furnished Edwardian-era home maintains the Rutherford tradition of hospitality and offers visitors a glimpse into the past with costumed interpreters, guided tours and special events.

Thank you to all the volunteers, family and friends that contributed to the “Knit You Bit” project. With your efforts and expertise, we now have over a dozen hand-made, knitted items soldier comforts and war fashions collection.The items will help us tell the story of the community activities on the home front in Edmonton and how the Rutherford family contributed to the war efforts.

Tour of Rutherford House Provincial Historic SiteTake a tour of Rutherford House
Watch three videos starting with a tour of the historic gardens, followed by the main and second floors.

Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site
Last reviewed/revised: November 16, 2017
Interpreters at Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

Visit Rutherford House and experience life as it was in the early part of the twentieth century.

Rutherford House

Our costumed interpreters are waiting to give you a tour!

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