Woodside National Historic Site, Kitchener

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Woodside National Historic Site is the childhood home of former Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. King resided there from 1886 to 1893. The house is located in the city of Kitchener, Ontario. Built in 1853, the house has been restored to reflect the Victorian era. The 11.5acre site includes wooded grounds, gardens, and lawn. A video presentation is shown about the King family and Woodside. Victorian period programs and special events are offered.The house and the grounds were designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1952.
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  • August 12, 2017
    This tourist spot is located Street Wellington has Kitchener.Bel place with beautiful trees any loan of the city. Get on-site, politely told us what it n, there was no visit l, summer. Were a dozen people and j, I insist excuses in the tourist guide of l, Ontario there is a guided tour. Fortunately Alisha Campbell attendant gave us a tour of this historic house. Everything is well furnished and everything is like a l, time. Alisha m, offered to play on the piano apartenu has l, former Prime Minister Makenzie King.La attendant Alisha Campbell made l, great job has Park Canada, and besides his french is excellent
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  • June 19, 2017
    Driven past several times and finally went in - very nice park land area very scenic - but there are nice parks and trails all over Kitchener Waterloo - the historic home is a nice period piece and in...  more »
  • January 1, 2017
    It is better to visit this place during the Christmas season when the inside is open for tours, but the grounds are still pretty nice to visit, with as much history as is pertinent to the man and the ...  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    Wildflowers abound in this small woodland area. Beautiful location for photography.
  • July 3, 2016
    This is a wonderful piece of history. Too bad the government cutbacks closed it to the public. On the plus side, if you do go, make sure you knock on the door. Woodside is used as a local office for Parks Canada. If there is anyone working, They probably will let you in. The person working there is the former curator for the Woodside National Historic Site and knows everything there is to know about Woodside. well worth it!
  • October 8, 2016
    A beautiful place to visit as a couple or with interested kids. Fresh pretzels were bring baked today and the land is gorgeous and very peaceful.
  • June 11, 2017
    Cool little place
  • July 3, 2017
    Home of McKenzie King. National treasure.

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