Woodside National Historic Site

528 Wellington St. N.
Kitchener, ON N2H 5L5- Map It
Phone: (519) 571-5684

AAA Editor Notes

Woodside National Historic Site, 528 Wellington St. N., is the boyhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, the 10th prime minister of Canada. The house, set on more than 4 hectares (10 acres) of wooded grounds, has been carefully restored and furnished to the Victorian style of 1891, guided by King's reflection on his family life.</br>Guided tours cover both the formal and informal areas of the middle-class home where Willie, as he was affectionately known, lived with his parents and three siblings. A video presentation provides an orientation to the house and its residents. Visitors can see the kitchen, with its cast-iron cook-stove; the dining room, which also served as a family sitting room; the library; the elaborately furnished parlor; family bedrooms; and the basement. Holiday events depict typical Victorian celebrations.</br>Picnicking is permitted.</br>
$3.45; $3.01 (ages 65+); free (ages 0-17); $8.67 (family, two adults and up to five children). Schedule and admission may vary; phone ahead.
Hours: Grounds Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Dec. 20-Sept. 30; Wed.-Sat. 10-5, rest of year. House open for special events.