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Bellevue House National Historic Site Kingston

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Bellevue House National Historic Site
35 Centre Street
Kingston
ON
K7L4E5
Tel: 613-545-8666

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Bellevue House was once the home of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister. Restored to the 1840s period, and staffed by costumed interpreters, the house and gardens are kept much as they would have been during the time that Macdonald lived here with his wife and infant son.
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    great experience loved the house beautiful house amazing

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    The Bellevue house is extremely well restored to the period and absolutely beautiful to walk through. From the ornate rooms (including his study, which I found to be fascinating, filled with some of Sir Macdonald's own books and chest) to the beautiful gardens, walking through this site was truly like stepping back in time. Not only is the site as well as the exhibit pertaining to Sir Macdonald's life very well put together, but also the Parks staff were incredibly helpful and earnest. A lot of love clearly goes into this site, and it is a must...Read More

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    I was disappointed that no mention was made of Sir John's bragging in the house of commons about starving the Native People of Canada. I mean this guy lied to and then tried to starve thousands of people to death, bragged about it in the house of commons and nothing in the museum even mentions that. They portray him as a hero of sorts.

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by Kate Howell

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The Bellevue house is extremely well restored to the period and absolutely beautiful to walk through. From the ornate rooms (including his study, which I found to be fascinating, filled with some of Sir Macdonald's own books and chest) to the beautiful gardens, walking through this site was truly like stepping back in time. Not only is the site as well as the exhibit pertaining to Sir Macdonald's life very well put together, but also the Parks staff were incredibly helpful and earnest. A lot of love clearly goes into this site, and it is a must see for everyone passing through and living in Kingston.

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