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Woodside National Historic Site

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Murder Mystery Evening!

On a dark and rainy evening, we walked up to the house and into a murder mystery! Complete with Sir... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2017
Chatham, Canada
Victorian Christmas

My family and I enjoy visiting Woodside especially at Christmas. This beautifully restored home is... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2016
Maggie V
Kitchener, Canada
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528 Wellington St N, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 5L5, Canada
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

I went to the Murder Mystery event here for my birthday, and it was fantastic. I really loved the format that the Murder Mystery was done in, and the characters/actors were great. It was really nice to wander through the house while interviewing the characters...More

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed November 19, 2017

On a dark and rainy evening, we walked up to the house and into a murder mystery! Complete with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, murder... of course, scandals and intrigue! We all had a fantastic time figuring out whodunnit. Was it Stratford calibre acting, no, but...More

Thank Lederfrau
Reviewed November 9, 2017

If you love Canadian history check our this site. This house was the childhood home of our prime minister William Lyon MacKenzie King. The house has many artifacts from the King family during their time here. Christmas is the time to go and celebrate a...More

Thank Jan103162
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Beautiful home and a great piece of Canada's history. Friendly staff at the door. Spend at least 30 minutes wandering the rooms of this old home then take a walk around the property. Worth a visit. Donations are welcomed.

Thank Rich S
Reviewed June 19, 2017

Driven past several times and finally went in - very nice park land area very scenic - but there are nice parks and trails all over Kitchener Waterloo - the historic home is a nice period piece and interesting, but nothing special. Those working there...More

Thank Sun_Turtles
Reviewed January 1, 2017

It is better to visit this place during the Christmas season when the inside is open for tours, but the grounds are still pretty nice to visit, with as much history as is pertinent to the man and the house.

Thank Edward W
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Visited with our children. Interesting to see how our Premier lived when he was a child. Well kept building great grounds for photos. Worth a visit.

Thank gjbooth
Reviewed August 12, 2016

My family and I enjoy visiting Woodside especially at Christmas. This beautifully restored home is especially welcoming during the holiday season. The tour guide, dressed in period costume, is very helpful in explaining a Victorian style Christmas. A leisurely hour long tour of the home...More

1  Thank Maggie V
Reviewed March 28, 2016

This is well worth the visit especially if you enjoy Canadian history. The site is beautiful and the house has been restored and decorated to the period. Our daughter was taking piano lessons at the time and they let her play Mackenzie King's piano, which...More

1  Thank Hank B
Reviewed March 24, 2016

Although William Lyon Mackenzie King only lived here for a few years while he was a teenager, I'm sincerely grateful his home has been made into a museum/park. Apparently back in the day, his mother was really into holding séances, something he would continue in...More

1  Thank Kat_van_Groove
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