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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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Parkwood Estates

Such an amazing place to go and relax. Whether on your own to take a stroll through the garden... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fran F
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Oshawa, Canada
via mobile
Amazing gardens

This is a secret diamond in the GTA but it's a beautiful escape. The house is full of history and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Irene H
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Oshawa, Canada
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An Autobaron's home of innovation and inspiration, and one of Canada's last grand estates. Immerse yourself in the era and lavish lifestyle of R. S. McLaughlin - founder of GM Canada. Beautifully preserved and so evocative of the jazz age & big band styles in automobiles, fashions, sporting life and garden parties. Get up close and personal with extensive access to historic spaces and fascinating stories of achievement and a life well-lived. Learn about the daily life of the large domestic staff that made this grand estate possible, and take a wander through the staff quarters to get a glimpse into the life of service.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tea house” (27 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (11 reviews)
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270 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4T5, Canada
Downtown Oshawa
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+1 905-433-4311
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"tea house"
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"beautiful grounds"
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"afternoon tea"
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"house tour"
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"general motors"
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"bowling alley"
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"step back in time"
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"sunken garden"
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"tea room"
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"movies and tv shows"
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"original furnishings"
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"adam sandler"
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"guided tour"
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"wedding ceremony"
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"summer months"
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"beautiful piece of history"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Such an amazing place to go and relax. Whether on your own to take a stroll through the garden, sit and meditate on one of their benches or sitting on the grass. Or going with friends or family to enjoy a light lunch or dessert...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a secret diamond in the GTA but it's a beautiful escape. The house is full of history and te garden is full of beauty. The tea garden offers googpd food for lunch.

Thank Irene H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour of Parkwood was interesting and informative. The docents were very knowledgeable on both the house & family’s history. The gardens are stunning. Was lots of fun after the tour to figure out what movies we had seen that used Parkwood as a movie...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place the grounds and the beauty of the gardens I have attended a wedding here and it was Georgia’s

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

part of Oshawa. Sir Roberts house. Also the home of Professor X. Used in tons of movies and TV shows. It's a very cool time capsule if you're into history. Highly recommend the tour.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

I have been to this place in Oshawa many times as my husband works in film television and this is a very popular place to shoot. The grounds are extremely beautiful and offer the perfect setting for wedding photos. Historic home and Museum offers great...More

Thank Cheryl R
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

The site is truly amazing. It is very beautiful. A guided tour is included with admission, which is very informative. It is very interesting to see how elegant and breathtaking the house is. The gardens are manicured and stunning. The tea house is a great...More

Thank Catherine3212015
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

If you would like to explore a bit of history in Oshawa, don’t overlook this little gem. Gorgeous landscaped grounds, a tea house and beautiful home. The grounds and home have been used for many movie settings! The tour guide was friendly, polite and informative....More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Did this with my boyfriend and 2 friends. Had a blast. Love that multiple tours are offered now including secret spaces. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the tour was approx 1 hour. A bit pricey for the hour tour but overall worth it. The...More

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ParkwoodEstate, General Manager at Parkwood National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

That’s fantastic that you and your group enjoyed your Tour. There is definitely so much to see at Parkwood and we look forward to welcoming you back when the summer rolls around to see the Gardens and Fountains. Be sure to visit our formal gardens...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This review is for anyone who has not been. It is free to walk to grounds. I took my daughter for a very nice walk through the grounds. We stopped for a snack at the back of the gardens as it was July. The quality...More

1  Thank John B
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Mary G
12 October 2017|
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Response from Colleen C | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know you can not roam the grounds freely. They have teas and specialty weddings and tours but it is a gated area.
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Amanda L
1 July 2017|
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Response from Freida782 | Reviewed this property |
No you can not walk your dog or any pets on the McLaughlin Estate. Their lawns and gardens are beautiful and almost pest/damage bug free - feces brings on all kinds of bugs etc. Most wildlife feces it picked up several... More
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8 August 2016|
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