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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Lougheed House - Behind the Scenes Tours

History & heritage Indigenous Intercultural Museum Tour
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Lougheed House

Calgary, AB

Directions: Free parking is available in our two lots on the west side of the building. You can access them off of either 13th or 14th avenue SW. Entrance to the museum is located at the SW corner of the building.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Lougheed House will be offering hour-long insider tours that will take you deep into the workings of our Victorian mansion.

Starting at 10 am, you will have the opportunity to explore and listen to the stories that made Lougheed House the historical landmark that it is today. We will also be sharing artifacts from our collection.

Guests will have the opportunity to visit our current summer exhibit, From Racialization to Peoplehood: Exploring Métis Identity, and will get the idea of how the Métis experience differs among the community, and the connection to Lougheed House being a Métis household.



Lougheed House Conservation Society

Our Vision: Historic Possibilities

Lougheed House National and Provincial Historic Site is operated by the Lougheed House Conservation Society, a charity and non-profit devoted to the restoration and public enjoyment of the historic house and gardens.

The house itself is a sandstone mansion in the centre of downtown Calgary and was built in 1891 by Senator James Alexander Lougheed and his wife Isabella Clarke Hardisty Lougheed. After James’ death in 1925, the house was sold to the City of Calgary as payment for back taxes owed. After the residence of the Lougheed family, the house became a school for young women, an army barracks for the Canadian Women’s Auxiliary Corps, and then a blood donor clinic for the Red Cross. In 1995, the Lougheed House Conservation Society was formed, and renovations for the House began in 2000. In 2005 we opened as a provincial and national historic site.