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Parkwood National Historic Site

270 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4T5, Canada
+1 905-433-4311
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Beautiful historic site visit

A nice hangouts with some friends together under nice weather in early June, we drove to Oshawa as... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Toronto, Canada
Very Very good place to visit in Oshawa

If you are in Oshawa you must definitely visit this beautiful and well-maintained and huge garden... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hanoi, Vietnam
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An Autobaron's home of innovation & inspiration, and one of Canada's last grand estates. Immerse yourself in the era and lavish lifestyle of R. S. McLaughlin - beautifully preserved and so evocative of Jazz Age & Big Band styles in automobiles, fashions, sporting life and garden party. Get up close and personal, with extensive access to historic spaces and fascinating stories of achievement and a life well-lived. Learn about the work of top designers and the large domestic staff that made this grand estate possible.
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  • Terrible1%
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270 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4T5, Canada
Downtown Oshawa
+1 905-433-4311
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A nice hangouts with some friends together under nice weather in early June, we drove to Oshawa as because we know there has a National Historic Site where the late Colonel Sam McLaughlin who founded General Motors, we did not have a great expactation of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Oshawa you must definitely visit this beautiful and well-maintained and huge garden. The staff were very nice and accommodating and the visitors (who mainly came for their events such as wedding, etc) were polite.

Thank lthyen75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had our wedding ceremony there. The weather cooperated so we had the privilege of having our outdoor pans proceed. I was impressed they offered an indoor option(at no extra cost) should the weather have not cooperated and defined exactly what that would be. Everything for...More

Thank LunaMax
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is truly a historical story. The home of the late Colonel Sam McLaughlin who founded General Motors. You can out the facilities which include a bowling alley in the home and the most beautiful outdoor grounds in the area. Many couples get married...More

1  Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Parkwood many times as a child. This was the first time I was there as an adult. I took a friend who was visiting from Cape Breton. I love this house and hearing all the history of it. Our tour guide was very...More

1  Thank Jacquie65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is like stepping into the past. The grounds offer a wide variety of spectacular horticulture. There are many events held here annually. The Sunday Tea house is very relaxing. We often see movies being filmed within the gates. Wear comfortable shoes. Bring a blanket...More

Thank jblore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit to hear the history of the family that brought the automobile to Canada and see the magnificent house where they entertained prime ministers and public figures at the turn of the 20th century and beyond. Get a guided...More

Thank Tracy T
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I took my son for a personal walking tour of the Italian Garden, Sundial Garden, Sunken Garden, Formal Garden, Japanese Garden, the greenhouse and the outdoor theater where I've enjoyed contemporary Shakespearean plays (prior to his arrival!). It was an educational as well as a...More

1  Thank Lucas L
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This year is the ideal time to go to Parkwood & getting better all the time. The tours have all been revamped for the 100th anniversary in 2017 & there is so much more to see. The house tours are remarkable with so much detailed...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My family has been on the tour twice and it has been lovely. One of the things my children loved the most are the hidden stairways and false walls! I love the fact that this family did so much for the area and were famous...More

1  Thank c_m_mulligan
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cost of house tour
8 August 2016|
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Response from Fernshadows2016 | Reviewed this property |
Admission Rates: Adults $ 10 Seniors (age 65+) $ 9 Youth (14-17 yrs.) $ 8 Children (6 – 13 yrs.) $ 7 Family of Four (2 adults + 2 children under 13) $ 25
Hi . I ried emailing parkwood last week but never received a reply . I was curious if the grounds ( gardens ) are also open to the public to walk through thanks simone
9 June 2016|
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Response from mindsense | Reviewed this property |
Yes, for free
Can the grounds be toured?
26 April 2015|
Response from ParkwoodNHS_ta | Property representative |
Yes! The gardens are open to view spring, summer and fall. Parkwood’s gardens are of national architectural significance, and represent some of the finest and rarest designs by prominent landscape architects of the early... More