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Bellevue House National Historic Site: Visitor Centre and Gardensin-person Doors Open Kingston

  • In-person
  • French services available
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
Bellevue House National Historic Site: Visitor Centre and Gardens

Bellevue House National Historic Site is a place to explore the complex legacy of Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, and to reflect and share thoughts on Canada’s history from different viewpoints. While the historical house remains closed for the renewal of exhibits and visitor experience offerings, the Visitor Centre and the gardens are open.

Contact info

35 Centre Street
Kingston, Ontario
E-mail: bellevue.house@pc.gc.ca


Year built: 1840
Building type:AttractionHistorical landmark
Architect: George Browne
Architectural style:Italianate

Dates/hours open

Jul 22, 10:00am - Jul 22, 04:00pm

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; tours are available every hour on the hour (15 people maximum per tour); French-language tours available on request; register at the front desk inside the Visitor Centre