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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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Worth a visit

This is worth a visit. It was the home of Canada's first prime minister and is filled with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lyn B
York, United Kingdom
Very Interesting

I visited the Bellevue house earlier this month while visiting my girlfriend at queens. Since she... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Naythan P
via mobile
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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 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited the Bellevue house earlier this month while visiting my girlfriend at queens. Since she was in class and I'm a history buff I decided to visit the Bellevue House. Due to my own time limitations I couldn't get a guided tour but I...More

Thank Naythan P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our guide was very knowledgeable of the history of this old house. Very informative giving you a glimpse of how life used to be for John A McDonald and his family. The house needs repair.

Thank pinaespodiana
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The guided tour was v worthwhile. We had a delightful student actor called Marley who really knew her subject was enthusiastic and entertaining and wouldn't/couldn't take a tip! I'd recommend the guided tour as you get lots of background info and an appreciation of the...More

Thank fiona e
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place needs some serious help to save it from the ravages of poor maintenance and time. The musty smell was overwhelming and the rotting windows sills need repair before they fall off. The lighting was terrible also. Skip this place.

Thank Little_Atlas
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit this this historical house, you better take the guided tour! Seriously, we were on our tour with an excellent guide and here comes these random goofs who have no idea what they are looking at, just wandering through the house and then...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sir John A only lived in this house for 11 months so I found it quite curious that a big deal is made over not much. Sir John A spent more time in the bars around Kingston than he did in this house.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historical short term home of Sir John A Macdonald - kept period correct, great information centre, knowledgable volunteers and free parking

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time at Bellevue House, had a great visit. The exhibits offer a picture of John A's life in his early career, very interesting. The property is managed by Parks Canada so it was a free visit this year, plus free parking right across...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've travelled all over and visited many historic sites... so upon moving to Kingston I wanted to learn more about our own historic Canada. I really enjoyed the tour. We paid a few extra dollars for the guided tour which is so much more informative....More

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martha m
12 June 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
21 May 2017|
Response from seeker44 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is
19 January 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!