Explore Canada’s history at Woodside National Historic Site in Kitchener, Ontario, the boyhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's tenth, and longest-serving Prime Minister. This lovingly preserved Victorian home, filled with King family heirlooms and period reproductions, and set on 11.5 acres of mature forest, is a portal to the Victorian era in Canada.

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School programs

A program at Woodside National Historic Site provides your students with a unique hands-on opportunity to learn beyond the classroom.

Explore Victorian Woodside

Tour Woodside National Historic Site, the boyhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King. Wander the grounds and view authentic King family heirlooms in this historic site.

Guided tours

Enhance your visit at Woodside by joining a costumed interpreter on a 1 hour tour of the house! Discover interesting facts about the Victorian period, Berlin (now Kitchener, On), and the King family.

Getting here

528 Wellington Street North
Kitchener ON N2H 5L

Hours of operation

The grounds on site are accessible year-round
Complete schedule


Free admission for youth in 2018. Other fees still apply. 

Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 519-571-5684
Email: ont-woodside@pc.gc.ca

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