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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  • I went to the Murder Mystery event here for my birthday, and it was fantastic. I really loved the format that the Murder Mystery was done in, and the characters/actors were great. It was really nice t...  more »
  • On a dark and rainy evening, we walked up to the house and into a murder mystery! Complete with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, murder... of course, scandals and intrigue! We all had a fantastic time figuring...  more »
  • If you love Canadian history check our this site. This house was the childhood home of our prime minister William Lyon MacKenzie King. The house has many artifacts from the King family during their ti...  more »
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  • Beautiful setting for any number of activities. Do take the time to get a permit if getting pictures done here. Park staff is always present and they are quick to fine those who don't take care of this simple administrative task.
  • Small, but nicely done with pleasant staff. Good for kids as it's small and has open outdoor spaces. Only open 3 months a years, so has a stuffy smell when it is within first couple weeks of opening.
  • Go check it out nice and relaxing place. Not to many crack heads there any more
  • Very well presented. Good to know.
  • Open October through December only. Worth visiting!

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