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“Great Wedding place.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Parkwood National Historic Site

Parkwood National Historic Site
270 Simcoe Street N., Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4T5, Canada (Downtown Oshawa)
905.433.4311
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Oshawa
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
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Owner description: An Autobaron's home of innovation & inspiration, and one of Canada's last grand estates. Immerse yourself in the era and lavish lifestyle of R. S. McLaughlin - beautifully preserved and so evocative of Jazz Age & Big Band styles in automobiles, fashions, sporting life and garden party. Get up close and personal, with extensive access to historic spaces and fascinating stories of achievement and a life well-lived. Learn about the work of top designers and the large domestic staff that made this grand estate possible.
Oshawa, Canada
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170 reviews 170 reviews
55 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Great Wedding place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

A great place to have a wedding. Old world décor and charm with the history create memorable moments to cherish. The gardens full of flowers, green grounds, a great place for photos. Good staff who have pride in their property not just work there.

Visited June 2012
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Toronto
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Perfect place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Find a nice day and go visit the Parkwood Estate with your family. The grounds are nicely kept and there is a cafe on site to grab a drink. Go to the Oshawa Public Library and get a free family pass to go.

Visited May 2013
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Oshawa, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Tour back into History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is a great place to learn about some of the history in Oshawa. Great works of art, innovative ideas installed here..they also have a tea house where you can have a proper tea. The grounds are beautiful, there have been a lot of movies and tv shows filmed here as well. My daughter had her wedding ceremony here, the staff were fantastic and the venue was beautiful. A must see.

Visited April 2013
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Mailhac
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28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“A real piece of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Very nicely guided tour around grounds and buildings of somewhere that is an integral part of Canada's history.
If you want to learn some surprising facts about how Canada became great, this is a must visit.

Visited August 2012
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Durham Ontario
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15 attraction reviews
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“Wondeful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Lunch set among beautiful gardens and fountains at the garden resturant (Seasonal) Enjoy high tea with the girls or a nice pleasant meal with a good friend. Wonderful place for a mother daughter lunch as well

Visited August 2012
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