Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums

Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

NOTE: Rutherford House will be closed for Good Friday on April 3, 2015. The annual Easter Eggstravaganza takes place on Sunday, April 5 from noon to 4 p.m.

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.

The Great War Knitting Project

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 for our 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.

















Last reviewed/revised: March 12, 2015
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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