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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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Don't hesitate to visit this museum! Feels like you are stepping back in time! Can't imagine living... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
mitchell23
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As Canadians, we all should be impressed by this amazing place..and its simplicity.

Presented honestly, the home of our first Prime Minister, reflects what Sir John A accomplished and... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2017
John C
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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
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Don't hesitate to visit this museum! Feels like you are stepping back in time! Can't imagine living back then.....but this gives you a serious look at how things were. Especially loved the vegetable garden

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

Presented honestly, the home of our first Prime Minister, reflects what Sir John A accomplished and the environment he did it in. Just like Canada and Canadians, he dealt with personal challenges and adversity head on but never compromised his beliefs that we are stronger...More

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

We took our grandchildren here and it was a lovely, manageable place for the 4-7 age group. One interpreter taught them 19th century games that they loved playing with her and then with us. They had booklets to do site-related activities such as find the...More

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Reviewed November 30, 2017

It was lovely coming to kingston to learn about it's history, food and passion for keeping the historic places alive!! Great historic site to visit!

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Reviewed October 21, 2017

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

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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

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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
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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

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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

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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.

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martha m
June 11, 2017|
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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
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martha m
May 21, 2017|
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Yes it is
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daylefloyd
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!
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