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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 Oshawa's only Mansion

I've been thru Parkwood quite afew times but my 8 year old grandson Max started asking about... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
judithdove
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Oshawa, Canada
GREAT tours of the house & basement

My husband is not a huge fan of guided tours but these were very interesting, at a good pace, small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
littlerocky5
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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)
“general motors” (24 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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"general motors"
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"beautiful grounds"
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"afternoon tea"
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"house tour"
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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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"wedding ceremony"
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"casa loma"
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"guided tour"
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"other half"
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"summer months"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been thru Parkwood quite afew times but my 8 year old grandson Max started asking about mansions one day. So I told him we would visit Sam's place. The grou was small 5 people. The tour person was a university studen from Guelph She...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband is not a huge fan of guided tours but these were very interesting, at a good pace, small group, and good guide in Sara.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Breathtaking grounds (which are open to the public for free), and the home is such a pleasure to walk through and enjoy, for a reasonable fee. It is like stepping back in time, but on a very intimate journey. The tour guides are excellent (we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour... but then I remember seeing Sam when we 'trick or Treated' back in the 50's. The hi-light for me was the servant's doors concealed in walls, the bowling alley, his shower and of course the grounds... spectacular!

Thank Hank V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a really gorgeous and property inside and out. The tour is rich in history and it is fun to see the old technology the Mansion used to have. It is also interesting to learn the family History of Sam Mcglaulin and his family....More

Thank Shane K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well kept & accessible o the public! We roamed in the gardens that were breathtaking. I highly recommend it to all visiting Oshawa! It is a place of serenity & much of local history! A must visit when in Oshawa!

Thank Antonia S
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Rented carriage house for training and it was excellent. Checked out the grounds while we were there on our lunch break as well. Very beautiful

Thank KirbyJace
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

She will love having tea at Parkwood Estate. It’s a beautifully gardened sight. A jewel in Oshawa. The fountain is amazing and many movies have been filmed her including Xmen and Chicago. Come see it, you won’t be disappointed.

Thank Theresa M
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Did our wedding photos here, amazing spot with great scenary, my great great grandmother also worked for col. sam at the mansion as a maid, so the history of this place made it very amazing.

Thank Mitch D
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ParkwoodEstate, General Manager at Parkwood National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

What a wonderful connection! Congratulations on your wedding.

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

A great wedding ceremony! The only downfalls were the seating and the rain. More guests were standing than were sitting. The rain started just before the ceremony started and continued throughout. We felt so sorry for the bride and her attendants who spent a great...More

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ParkwoodEstate, General Manager at Parkwood National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

It is unfortunate that it rained at the recent wedding you attended at Parkwood. Please know that We are clear with each bride and groom that when you book an outdoor space at Parkwood you have to take into account the possibility of bad weather....More

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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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