The Marr Residence is the oldest house in Saskatoon still standing on its original site. Built by Alexander (Sandy) Marr in 1884, it was one of the first substantial houses to appear in the original Temperance Colony of Saskatoon. Mr. Marr brought his wife and family west; drawn by the lure of homestead land and a chance to make a living in the new colony. The house and property was acquired by the City of Saskatoon in 1979 and restored to show what domestic life was like in early Saskatoon. Today, the house also features an exhibit on the relationships between settlers and First Nations during the Northwest Resistance of 1885. A second floor bedroom is dedicated to telling the story of the use of the house as a Field Hospital during the Resistance.

The Marr house and garden is open for programs, workshops and tours throughout the year.  Further information can be obtained by calling 652-1201 or by checking the events calendar to the right.  Admission is by donation.

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Sherlock Holmes at the Marr

On May 22nd, John Huston and Kenneth Brown will be presenting Sherlock Holmes.

Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are $25.

For more information or to buy tickets, go to On the Boards website.


John Huston Performing A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
Performed by John D. Huston

November 27-December 1, 2018

Enjoy a cozy evening with Mr. Dickens at this Victorian House Concert.

Seasonal refreshments served at intermission.

7:30 pm (doors open at 7)

Tickets $25.00. Order through 
or by phone at 306-653-5191.


Marr Volunteer Opportunity

The Marr Residence is holding a volunteer evening on Tuesday June 5 at 7:30 p.m.

If you are interested in learning how to be a tour guide or helper at this historic residence, please come and join us. Opportunities to volunteer on Sunday afternoons in July and August are available. We will provide training. The address is 326 11th St. East.

Summer at the Marr – 2018

Our summer 2018 activity schedule has now been finalised.  Check it out under the Activities tab!

The Marr National Historic Site Plaque Unveiling

On Sunday July 2nd, the plaque for the Marr achieving National Historic Site status was unveiled. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen, and to all who attended. Below are some articles written about the event.

CBC: Saskatoon’s Marr Residence gets its National Historic Site plaque

CTV: Oldest house in Saskatoon gets National Historic Site plaque

Global: Saskatoon’s Marr Residence recognized as national historic site

Shaw TV at the Marr

This spring Shaw TV came to visit the Marr and caught up with Della, Sue, and Lauren. The Marr is featured throughout the program, starting from times 3:58, 11:23, 19:44, and 27:44.

Volunteer Opportunities

During the summer season opportunities exist for volunteers to assist in the garden or to help with summer tours and weekend events.  If you are interested in finding out more on how you can volunteer at the Marr visit the About Us tab on this site or call us at 306-652-1201.