Hello, Bonjour, Shé:kon, Kwe!, Boozhoo, and welcome to Bellevue House

Bellevue House is a place where Canadians can explore the complex legacy of Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, and share in conversations about Canadian history. Built in the early 1840s, and designated as a National Historic Site for its Italianate architecture, the historic house was home to the wealthy and powerful of Canada’s first capital. Visitors are invited to contemplate Canada’s colonial origins and the impacts of government policies in the creation of a country. Set in a quiet Kingston neighbourhood, the tranquil heritage grounds offer an experience in themselves, surrounded by an orchard, heritage gardens, and a cool breeze off Lake Ontario. Regardless of your motivation for visiting, join us to discuss and reflect on the life and lasting impacts of Macdonald and Confederation.


Hours of operation

Bellevue House National Historic Site is now closed for the season. We look forward to seeing you in 2023.

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Regular admission fees will not apply during the restoration.

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Contact us

Telephone: 613-545-8666
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
Fax: 613-545-8721
Email: Send an email

Plan a safe and enjoyable visit: Parks Canada's COVID-19 guidelines

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