Parkwood National Historic Site, Oshawa

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See an immaculately preserved example of 1920s and 1930s design at Parkwood National Historic Site, former residence of General Motors of Canada founder Samuel McLaughlin. This national historic site offers guided tours through its interior and manicured grounds, all of which represent a rare example of design, landscape, and architecture from the period. Inside, browse memorabilia, trophies, art collections, and photographs in the opulent, original interior. The big highlight is likely to be the gardens, which McLaughlin--an enthusiastic horticulturist--had designed according to the Arts and Crafts aesthetic. Note the site often closes during periods of ice and snow in the garden, and film shootings here are not uncommon, so check the website before you go. Put Parkwood National Historic Site at the forefront of your travel plans using our Oshawa trip itinerary app .
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  • I love wandering the beautiful grounds. Shady and cool on a hot day or bright and sunny.I love the new tea house. It is well decorated and a nice place to sit and relax. It is air conditioned. The hos...  more »
  • It was awesome to have an event here the grounds are gorgeous. I would recommend having photos here due to the abundance of nature  more »
  • Warning: kids will be bored to death. But for history buffs, the home is really a revelation about both the role of the owner in the Canadian auto industry and how the rich lived at the time. It is re...  more »
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