- National Historic Site (Canada)
- Self-guided tours available
- Photography allowed
Earnscliffe, the home of British High Commissioners in Ottawa since 1930, is a handsome Victorian Gothic house, built of local grey limestone. lt was the home of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister. The Canadian government considered buying it as the official Prime Minister’s residence but it was turned into the British High Commissioner’s residence instead. Pre-registration required.
Contact info140 Sussex Drive
ArchitectureYear built: 1855-57
Building type:Historical landmarkHistorical housePrivate residence
Architect: John MacKinnon
Architectural style:Gothic revivalVictorian
Dates/hours openJun 03, 10:00am - Jun 03, 04:00pm
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.