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Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum

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Address: 1 Queenston Street, Queenston, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1L0, Canada
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Beautiful area of Queenston.

The Printery was closed but we parked our car here and walked to the Brock's Monument and went down to the River. This area is gorgeous.

Reviewed 10 December 2016
Plymouth, Michigan

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Plymouth, Michigan
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

The Printery was closed but we parked our car here and walked to the Brock's Monument and went down to the River. This area is gorgeous.

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Yes- agree with most of the high rated reviews here. We had a great host who really got into the role of a 19th century printer. They showed us a lot of the history of the place. The printing machines & artifacts are of the finest quality. If I have one quibble- it is the pro-Mackenzie dogma they espouse (but... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

I am so happy that I stopped by the Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum (note: after Labor Day they are only open on weekends). The 2 hours I spent there passed quickly as I learned about Mackenzie and also the history of printing! It's amazing to think of how things were done before computers. Our tour guide Sean was knowledgable,... More 

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum is a museum in the restored home of agitator and rebel publisher William Lyon Mackenzie. Mackenzie was born in Dundee, Scotland in 1795 and came to Canada in 1820. He wrote, edited, and published the first edition of his newspaper, "The Colonial Advocate and Journal of Agriculture, Manufacture, and Commerce", from the limestone building on... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The museum is small, contained in two large rooms in the former Mackenzie home, but we spent almost 90 minutes, with a very informative 'tour guide', learning of the history of printing, with a few hands on opportunities. Learned a lot, really enjoyed the visit.

Thank chazja
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

This museum looks very small from the outside, but it hosts a wonderful museum. I could not have asked for a better guide. This was one of best gems hidden and tucked away.

Thank HansPeterBischof
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This small museum houses the type of printing presses used since 1700s to the 1970s. You need about an hour at least for a complete tour. But 1½ to 2 hours is recommended as our host Sean was very knowledgeable and gave a demo of how the machines worked and we even got to typeset our names in letter blocks... More 

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Allendale, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

There is an admission to get in but there is a lot of reading if you are into printing and that sort from the old days. Some old machinery on display too.

Thank first-tymer
Rochester, NY
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Did not expect to learn as much as I did while visiting the museum. Any idea why uppercase letters are called that? Where does the phrase "cutting to the chase" come from? Plus, seeing a linotype machine and being explained its functionality were real highlights. Not to speak of printing your own bookmark and type setting your name to be... More 

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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Yes I saw. A sign from this museum when I drove true the road on to the falls so next day I Went to visit it. I saw. Some old printing machines. Two or three what used for news papers. It's good for the people like me who loves history. Most off them it is in late 1800s and any... More 

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