Kingston Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
    by jennyyangwu
  • Things to Do
    by jennyyangwu
  • Things to Do
    by jennyyangwu

Kingston Things to Do

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    by jennyyangwu Updated Aug 7, 2012

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    Bellevue House was once home to John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister. Its serene gardens, whimsical Italianate architecture, and beautiful interior are truly a sight to behold. It feels like stepping back in time, with its costumed interpreters dressed period costumes from the 1840’s.

    The site is kid-friendly, with colouring pages and treasure hunts available. The staff hands out small toys as prizes for trivia games and there are puppets for the kids to play with.
    My favourite part about the site is the vegetable garden, cultivated with the same organic, pesticide-free and chemical-free methods of the 1840’s era. The lawns are even trimmed with scythes! (as lawnmowers hadn’t been invented then). There are friendly tour guides dressed in period costumes.

    Fees are reasonable from $3.90 for adults, $1.90 for youth, $3.40 for seniors, and $9.80 for families and groups.

    Bellevue house is truly a memorable experience for the whole family.

    Victoria Day Weekend to Canada Day
    Open Thursday to Monday (closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
    10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Canada Day to Labour Day
    Open daily, including statutory holidays
    10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Labour Day to Thanksgiving
    Open Thursday to Monday (closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
    10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits

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