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Bellevue House National Historic Site

35 Centre St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 4E5, Canada
+1 613-545-8666
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Beautifully preserved historic house

This is beautifully preserved house that once belonged to the first Prime Minister of Canada. In... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hamilton, Canada
Interesting house

Once the home of John A. MacDonald this small house is situated near the lake front on the edge of... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2017
Ampthill, United Kingdom
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A rare and fine example in Canada of Italianate villa architecture, Bellevue was home to Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister. Today, the house is a national historic site, commemorating Macdonald's contribution to the development of Canada. Bel example rare au Canada de villa de style italianisant, Bellevue a été la demeure de sir John A. Macdonald, premier des premiers ministres du Canada. Aujourd'hui lieu historique national, elle commémore la contribution de Macdonald à l'essor du Canada.
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35 Centre St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 4E5, Canada
+1 613-545-8666
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is beautifully preserved house that once belonged to the first Prime Minister of Canada. In addition to the house itself there is the opportunity to wander the grounds of the property. These ground include a garden in which heritage vegetables are grown. There is...More

Thank trainfan2000
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Once the home of John A. MacDonald this small house is situated near the lake front on the edge of Kingston. When you arrive there is a car park across the road and a Visitor Centre. You can pay for a guided tour or it...More

Thank w0tcha
Reviewed October 12, 2017

We enjoyed seeing the home which is beautiful itself alone. The history and learning more of the history was great.

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Used our Canada 150 pass and enjoyed our self guided tour. The staff was engaging and challenged my girls (age 8, 11, and 13) to learn 3 facts each for a prize. We spent about an hour. This is very close to penitentiary museum so...More

Thank Megan C
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Very friendly & helpful lady in reception, we took the tour & our guide " Marlie " was dressed in a maids outfit from the era. She was enthusiastic & very knowledgeable. She guide us around the house in a very happy & relaxed way....More

Thank Dietsy
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Took the Free (Canada 150 Free ) self guided tour. Nice to walk through the house that our First PM lived in.

Thank butch2851
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Great museum and house and gardens, we benefited from a garden tour which was great and also it was harvest festival so there was so much going on in the grounds of the house. Aunique house that is on many levels, lovely gardens and interesting...More

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed September 28, 2017

Enthusiastic & informative guided tour by 'maid-clad' Monica worth its weight in gold! Excellent historical, personal and political history of Sir John A. McDonald's brief residence at Bellevue. A truly architectual beauty true to its Victorian heritage in furnishings and uniqely Italianate design. Best value...More

Thank Lynlou2017
Reviewed September 24, 2017

Really enjoyable. The park staff were exceptional. Friendly and knowledgeable. The house is a reminder to understand what live was like when Canada was founded. Everyone should experience.

Thank Ray H
Reviewed September 19, 2017

This is worth a visit. It was the home of Canada's first prime minister and is filled with furniture and artefacts of the day. Our guide Monica was very knowledgable and personable. If you are interested in history it is worth a visit

Thank Lyn B
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martha m
June 11, 2017|
Response from travellingon60 | Reviewed this property |
They have a website you can check. Think 10.00 but could be 900. Free parking, free admission this year as it is managed under Parks Canada. There are tours every 20 minutes. At visitors centre their is all sorts of info... More
martha m
May 21, 2017|
Response from seeker44 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is
January 19, 2015|
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Response from kim n | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't know the answer to that. We went during the summer and it was open daily then. Perhaps you could call them. Good luck!