Parkwood National Historic Site: Museum and Heritage Garden, Oshawa

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See an immaculately preserved example of 1920s and 1930s design at Parkwood National Historic Site: Museum and Heritage Garden, 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. Arrange to visit Parkwood National Historic Site: Museum and Heritage Garden and other attractions in Oshawa using our Oshawa travel itinerary maker.
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  • If you are in Oshawa you must definitely visit this beautiful and well-maintained and huge garden. The staff were very nice and accommodating and the visitors (who mainly came for their events such as...  more »
  • Had our wedding ceremony there. The weather cooperated so we had the privilege of having our outdoor pans proceed. I was impressed they offered an indoor option(at no extra cost) should the weather ha...  more »
  • This place is truly a historical story. The home of the late Colonel Sam McLaughlin who founded General Motors. You can out the facilities which include a bowling alley in the home and the most beauti...  more »
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  • Beautiful home. The history of this place makes it that much more interesting to visit. Movies have been shot here, very popular place.
  • I went during an event, so things were a bit different than usual. There was a crowd on this day which never happens on a regular day. I had to wait about twenty minutes or so to get into the house. Regardless of this, the staff was incredibly friendly and fun to joke around with while waiting in line for the special attractions they had set up for the event. This house is stunning regardless if there is an event going on or not. This is an awesome place to visit for something different from the norm. On top of all this, the location is a historical site which gives it some educational value as well.
  • The most beautiful historical site to visit in Oshawa. Love that you can visit and relax in the gardens.
  • Nice place to take an afternoon or evening stroll. Property is maintained well.
  • Beautiful location. Well maintained grounds and friendly staff

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