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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  • If you would like to explore a bit of history in Oshawa, don’t overlook this little gem. Gorgeous landscaped grounds, a tea house and beautiful home. The grounds and home have been used for many movie...  more »
  • Did this with my boyfriend and 2 friends. Had a blast. Love that multiple tours are offered now including secret spaces. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the tour was approx 1 hour. A bit pri...  more »
  • This review is for anyone who has not been. It is free to walk to grounds. I took my daughter for a very nice walk through the grounds. We stopped for a snack at the back of the gardens as it was July...  more »

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