Things to do
The historic house is closed for restoration work
The gardens and visitor center remain open. Regular admission fees will not apply during the restoration.
As a historic carriage drive opens before you, take a picture of Bellevue House and its authentic 1840s green and white exterior. Hear the echoes of family footsteps in rooms and halls where Sir John A. Macdonald and his wife enjoyed a tranquil year. Tour a working Victorian kitchen garden and explore the grounds with a maid or gentleman in period costume.
Spice up your family visit to Bellevue House National Historic Site with the new Parks Canada's Xplorers program. Explore this amazing site, the home of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald.
A tour of Bellevue House intrigues on multiple fronts, from its playful Italianate design features to its place in Canadian history as a former home of Canada’s popular first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald.