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. Put Parkwood National Historic Site: Museum and Heritage Garden at the forefront of your travel plans using our Oshawa trip itinerary app .
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  • Take a couple of hours with a guide and be surprised as you wander through this former magnificent home of the founder of General Motors Canada. There seem to be doors and panels that lead to adjoinin...  more »
  • I didn't know what to expect when I joined the small tour here - but as we were led from room to room, it became clear this was a truly wonderful place, a masterclass in style and elegance, shades of ...  more »
  • What an amazing historic place. Many films and TV shows are filmed here because of it natural, majestic, and historic details, which have been well maintain over the years, by a wonderfully dedicated ...  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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