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Woodside National Historic Site

Address: 528 Wellington Street North, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 5L5, Canada
Phone Number: 519-571-5684
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Ranked #11 of 14 Attractions in Kitchener
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We actually went before last year, and were sad that it was closed for a while. We have taken groups to their Christmas event where you can book the downstairs room for tea as well and it was wonderful. Gorgeous location!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Both our children became Canadian citizens at Woodside. They have a Canada Day citizenship ceremony that should be experienced at least once in your lifetime - even if you are already a citizen. Makes your heart beat a little more proudly and it really is a lovely location.

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Cambridge, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I love this National Historic Site, the Victorian Kitchener Home of Mackenzie King's family. SHAME on the Present Harper Government for allowing it to be closed. The knowledgeable interpreters, the beautiful furniture and artifacts, and the fantastic interactive programs were wonderful. On July 1, great Canada Day parties were held on the lawn with memorable ceremonies to welcome New Citizens... More 

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

but from what I've heard in the news, it's closed due to basement flooding from poor maintenance and lots of mould there now. Would be really nice to be able to visit.

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Woodside has a nice rustic charm to it and the surrounding parkland is very beautiful. I suspect its a popular place for social gatherings and photography. Its a shame the house isn’t open at the moment, undergoing some repairs I believe, but still well worth seeing the exterior and enjoying a bit of nature. The fall colours were terrific when... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

The home of Canada' a past Prime Minister which sits on beautiful landscape. It houses artifacts and lets you see what an elegant home in the region once was. It is a favourite for school tours and a great rainy day location to learn from.

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Conveniently located off of highway 85 expressway. Nice way to spend a little time to learn about McKenzie King and his family. Costume period Canada Parks staff bring the house to life. Wander the grounds and play a game of lawn checkers with your partner or your children. Shelters available to have a picnic. Admission is free with a Canada's... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

What a beautiful combination of manicured meets nature! I absolutely love this park - a hidden gem within Kitchener.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

I've been visiting with my family for the last several years. It's a beautifully restored period home at all times of the year. Christmas is exceptionally lovely, though. You can smell homemade spice cookies and hot apple cider. You can even have a bit to drink and nibble! The Christmas tree in the parlor is amazing. Decorated with popcorn garland... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

A nice place to learn and see history in the house of William Lyon Mackenzie King.I like the fact that they decorate this period house for Holiday occassions to give you a sense of how things were in By-gone days.

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