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Woodside National Historic Site, Kitchener

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • My family and I enjoy visiting Woodside especially at Christmas. This beautifully restored home is especially welcoming during the holiday season. The tour guide, dressed in period costume, is very he...  read more »
  • Warning: this House is closed and is open for special events. We are went for nothing. Disappointing! Can walk in the courtyard, watching through the windows. Waste of time!
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  • This is well worth the visit especially if you enjoy Canadian history. The site is beautiful and the house has been restored and decorated to the period. Our daughter was taking piano lessons at the t...  read more »
  • 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!
  • This is a family get away for sure -- come one vome all bring the kids make s day outta it
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