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Woodside National Historic Site

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Address: 528 Wellington Street North, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 5L5, Canada
Phone Number: 519-571-5684
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Lovely bit of history right in town.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2013
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Kitchener, Canada
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143 reviews 143 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The outside of this beautiful estate is extremely lovely and hides the wealth of knowledge hiding inside. It is a real shame that recent government budget cuts have closed this and other facilities like it from having staff and "open hours" as well as interpreter-guides. As a history buff, and having had a mom and dad who took us around... More 

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Kitchener, Ontario
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A gem inside the city. Most citizens of Kitchener and Waterloo Region don't even know it exists! This was the boyhood home of Mackenzie King and is accurately and lovingly restored to what it looked like in 1890. Open year round it is particularly beautiful during the growing season with the extensive grounds.

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Kitchener, Canada
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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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Kitchener
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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172 reviews 172 reviews
143 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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40 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Address: Address: 528 Wellington Street North, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 5L5, Canada
Phone Number: 519-571-5684
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener

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