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Bellevue House National Historic Site, Kingston

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Historic Site
Take a trip back in time to mid-19th century Canada with a visit to Bellevue House National Historic Site. This restored 1840s house and gardens once belonged to Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A. McDonald. Costumed staff perform tasks around the house, while giving guests illuminating insight into the daily life of the McDonald family. Watch as they wield scythes in the garden using techniques from the period. Go on a guided tour to bring your visit alive with stories and information surrounding McDonald's time spent living here. Add Bellevue House National Historic Site to your Kingston travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kingston trip generator.
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  • A friend and I went to Bellevue House today and had a wonderful time. The tour was amazing, and our guide Alex was funny and knowledgable. Everyone was so helpful and happy to show us around and share...  more »
  • We visit this house in the month of June, it was a great day, sunny and hot. Our guide was Ricia and she was very knowledgeable and very nice. She was dressed as a main from the 1800's and took us to ...  more »
  • Our Tour Guide was Andrea. We really enjoyed her tour, it was totally entertaining, lots of interesting tidbits about John A that you don't typically see in school history books.  more »
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  • We recently held our wedding ceremony at Bellevue House in Kingston. The staff were incredibly helpful and accommodating from the moment we inquired about having our wedding on the grounds. The ceremony went off without a hitch. The grounds were beautiful and the flowers were in bloom. The staff interacted with our guests and offered tours of the site while in period costumes. We can't thank the staff at Bellevue House enough for making our day as great as it was.
  • Interesting place to see the history of Canada with some of the original item from the first Prime Minister. Great place to visit
  • Fantastic staff ensure that you enjoy your visit and learn about the times of Sir John A MacDonald
  • Fun experience to see where our first prime minister lived.
  • Nice place. The whole ticketing experience is weird, though, as you go next door to buy a ticket and then go back out on the street to go to the actual house. The guides are nice, though, and it gives you a real feeling of being in Macdonald's shoes.