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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
June 2 to October 10, 2022
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Visitor centre, historic grounds and gardens are open. The historic house is closed for renovations.
Regular admission fees will not apply during the restoration.
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