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Parkwood National Historic Site

Open Now: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
Open today: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
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Stunning Inside Out!

I love coming here for Shakespeare in the Park performances, a walk around the Sunken Garden, the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sharon M
via mobile
One of my favourite places

I love wandering the beautiful grounds. Shady and cool on a hot day or bright and sunny.I love the... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Laura C
Oshawa, Canada
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An Autobaron's home of innovation and inspiration, and one of Canada's last grand estates. Immerse yourself in the era and lavish lifestyle of R. S. McLaughlin - founder of GM Canada. Beautifully preserved and so evocative of the jazz age & big band...more
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270 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4T5, Canada
Downtown Oshawa
+1 905-433-4311
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love coming here for Shakespeare in the Park performances, a walk around the Sunken Garden, the Italian Garden. So much history to absorb.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sharon M
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I love wandering the beautiful grounds. Shady and cool on a hot day or bright and sunny.I love the new tea house. It is well decorated and a nice place to sit and relax. It is air conditioned. The hostess/waitress was a little run off...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Laura C
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

It was awesome to have an event here the grounds are gorgeous. I would recommend having photos here due to the abundance of nature

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Originally
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Warning: kids will be bored to death. But for history buffs, the home is really a revelation about both the role of the owner in the Canadian auto industry and how the rich lived at the time. It is reminiscent of many of the mid-sized...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patrick P
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We visited the estate as part of a Probus outing, some of us for the first time, and we were so impressed that we’re already talking about the next tour! Seeing the main floor of the home and all of the original furnishings was very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BusyBarbie
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Visited the house on a sunny weekday afternoon. The house itself is quite dark but well kept. You can wander in the gardens for free but need to pay for a tour if you want to visit the house. The tour was about 90 minutes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. The house has so much of the original furniture and decor, we were blown away. The gardens were spectacular and we plan on coming back for all of their feature tours and to eat in the gardens as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jasmine M
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful!This home Sam McLaughlin,who started General Motors feels like from another time from gardens to golden piano was like walking thru a dream spot..Tottally enjoyed..

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wendycollins
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

After many years living nearby we finally decided to visit Parkwood Estate. Why did we wait so long? This elegant turn of the last century manor home is stunning. Sitting on twelve acres in the heart of downtown Oshawa you’ll feel as though you’ve been...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tyrolia-Joe
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We visited in Summer a few times. Beautiful grounds, lovely garden and pool. Affordable price for high tea. Will definitely revisit next summer.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nova C
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Norma B
August 15, 2018|
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Mary G
October 12, 2017|
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Response from 303colleenc | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know you can not roam the grounds freely. They have teas and specialty weddings and tours but it is a gated area.
Amanda L
June 30, 2017|
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Response from Freida782 | Reviewed this property |
No you can not walk your dog or any pets on the McLaughlin Estate. Their lawns and gardens are beautiful and almost pest/damage bug free - feces brings on all kinds of bugs etc. Most wildlife feces it picked up several... More