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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Fall Events Update

We’ve got a busy fall shaping up at the Marr. From vintage sewing to story telling. See below for details:

The Marr Residence in partnership with the Saskatoon Storytellers’ Guild presents:
Sunday November 5 – 7:30 pm
A Garden of Mariposies

Voyageur Story Telling (Leslie Robbins-Conway and Paul Conway from Ontario) present a program of Stephen Leacock stories and lively music, followed by refreshments and time for sharing of stories.

Sunday October 29 & Sunday November 19 – 1-4 pm
Vintage Sewing Program and Open House

Our vintage sewers will be working on projects and the house will be open for tours.

November 28, 29, 30. December 1 – 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 pm)
A Christmas Carol, performed by John Huston.

Enjoy a cozy evening with Mr. Dickens at a Victorian house concert.
Seasonal refreshments will be served at intermission.
Tickets $25, payable in advance. Phone 306-652-1201 or order by e-mail at
Tickets are extremely limited, so purchase early to avoid disappointment.


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

Parks Canada
and the
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

Invite you to an unveiling of a plaque
commemorating the national historic significance of

The Marr Residence

The event will take place on
Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Doors Open 2017

The Marr will be participating in Doors Open again this year. We will be open from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on June 4th. Looking forward to seeing you there.

A Christmas Carol

Performed by John D. Huston
November 29, 30
December 1, 2
Enjoy a cozy evening with Mr. Dickens at this Victorian House Concert.
John Huston’s 25th season touring Dickens.
Seasonal refreshments will be served at intermission.

7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)

Tickets $20.00, payable in advance
Phone 306-652-1201
Order by e-mail at

Tickets are extremely limited, so purchase early to avoid disappointment.

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.