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Bellevue House National Historic Site

Special Events 2016

May 21st, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Opening Day
Open for the 2016 season; Thursday-Monday (May/June/Sept/Oct); 7 days July/Aug. Please allow one hour for your visit. Site Admission Fee.

June 6th, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Macdonald’s Death
Join the Kingston Historical Society, Bellevue House Staff, Fort Henry Guard and dignitaries from the City of Kingston at Cataraqui Cemetery National Historic Site to commemorate the death of Sir John A. Macdonald.

June 18th, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Doors Open Kingston 

June, July and August

Guided Tour
Be escorted on a journey back in time with a maid who will share tales about the past at Bellevue House and its most famous residents. Explore the Visitor Centre, the historic house and grounds during an engaging tour with a guide in historic costume. Program Fee.

July 1st, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Canada Day
Step into history and celebrate 149 years of Canada this July 1st at the home of Canada’s First Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. The fun and games begin at 10am and continue until 4pm. Best of all, entry is free! Visitors are invited to get “hands on” by playing historic games, exploring their fashion styles by trying on period 1840’s clothing, or practicing their penmanship as they sign the Proclamation of Canada with ink and quill. For those looking for something a little more sedate, the beautiful ornamental garden offers a tranquil setting to sit back, enjoy the fresh air. Bring your lawn chair and stay the afternoon. Cake will be served while quantities last. Free Admission.

July 16th, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Parks Day
Celebrate Parks Canada with special heritage activities throughout the day. Admission Fee.

September - Thanksgiving, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday - Monday

Fall Colours
Fall is much quieter at Bellevue House and it’s a good time to admire the fall garden harvest and the changing color of the leaves. Site Admission Fee.