The historic house is closed for restoration work

The gardens and visitor centre remain open.

Every person coming for a visit perceives Canada in a different way: a country of refuge, the most beautiful country in the world, a place symbolized by beloved icons, land that settler-ancestors ‘built’, a construct on the back of Turtle Island, a place whose creation caused oppression, inequality and generational trauma, and more. The Parks Canada team is ready to welcome everyone in an open and respectful way, learn about these different perspectives and explore the ways in which events are remembered and experienced differently.

The exhibits of the historic house at the heart of Bellevue House National Historic Site are undergoing a complete renewal to present and promote a more diverse story about the early history of Canada and examine how Macdonald’s controversial legacy continues to influence Canadians and Indigenous people in modern everyday life. 

The house is expected to reopen to the public in 2023. In the meantime, the Visitor Centre and heritage grounds and gardens remain open (mid-May to mid-October) to welcome you and to share key themes and stories from the renewal underway. 

Getting here


Bellevue House National Historic Site is located at 35 Centre Street in Kingston, Ontario, 2.3 km (less than 1 1/2 miles) west of Kingston City Hall on King Street West and 1/2 block north on Centre Street.

By car

Exit Hwy 401 via Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd. (Exit 615) south 5.5 km to Union Street, left on Union Street to Centre Street, right on Centre Street 1 1/2 blocks.

By bus

Bellevue House National Historic Site is on three bus routes (#2 Division/Calvin Park, #3 Kingscourt/Polson Park and #6 Cat).

Hours of operation

Complete hours.


Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
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Restrooms Restrooms
Bus parking Bus parking
Parking Parking
Gift Shop Gift shop
Picnic area Picnic area