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Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum

Address: 1 Queenston Street, Queenston, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1L0, Canada
Phone Number: 905-262-5676
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Queenston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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St. Catharines, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
60 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you get a chance to visit this historic printery, it’s worth a look! The building is located in the historic village of Queenston, which is along the Niagara Parkway between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake. The museum is housed in the 1800’s former home of publisher William Lyon Mackenzie. Here you’ll find old printing equipment that has been lovingly restored,... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

For such a small museum it sure packs a lot of information and hands-on experiences. The staff is very informative goes through with you and one-on-one explains everything you see and how it works.

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St. Catharines, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A fantastic place to visit with children. Not wheelchair/stroller accessible, but worth the trek up the stairs. Take homes and staff were awesome - both knowledgeable and patient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

An historic building with enthusiastic staff. The exhibits were hands on and you even get to keep a printed souvenir you make yourself! Definitely worth a drop-by!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Bargain at only $5. Very informative little tour by youngsters who really know their stuff and clearly enjoy educating others.

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Plainview, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

For a tiny museum, we sure learned a lot in just 30 minutes. Our guide was Marley and she was superb. She shared with us with great insight and enthusiasm the history of the house, the history of Mackenzie, history of the printing press and newspaper. Our 2 kids enjoyed setting print type and taking part in printing a few... More 

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our guide was Heather and she was excellent. No sooner had we walked in the door and she met us, taking our passes. Then announced she was out tour guide, just for the 2 of us. Her knowledge is excellent and she kept us interested for well over an hour. Would never have thought we would spend almost 2 hours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Free parking and located close to other interesting places, this is a must-see place if you are visiting! The gardens are pretty, and the house takes you back in time! I highly recommend strolling through Queenston to take in the charm and stop by the different places of note. One is a gorgeous old church (see photos) that is dedicated... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I don't think I would have stopped here if it weren't for the TripAdvisor reviews I had read about things to do in the Niagara-on-the-Lake area. The museum received such high marks I thought I'd better check it out. I'm so glad I did! This really was a fun and interesting stop. Covering 100s of years of printing technology it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The staff, Mark & Trevor in particular, are very knowledgable about the history and the significant collection of printing presses, associated objects & tools. This museum is also a functioning print shop. The visitors are guided through the process of making a print on a press similar to what Mackenzie would have used. The interactive experience was engaging and entertaining.... More 

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