A program at Woodside National Historic Site provides your students with a unique hands-on opportunity to learn beyond the classroom. Furnished to represent the early 1890’s, the house brings the Victorian era of kerosene lamps, corsets, and wood stoves to life and offers information about William Lyon Mackenzie King, his life, and political career.

A Trip to the Past

This fun, hands-on program uses our puppets, Mr. and Mrs. Atticus, our Old Trunk/New Trunk matching game, and the beautifully illustrated storybook Gert's Trip To The Past to introduce your students to the concept of the past. We will then take your students on their own trip to the past in our historic house, where a host of old things waits to be discovered.

A Child's Celebration of Christmas Past

Our costumed interpreters serve as the "Ghost of Christmas Past," transporting your class back to a late-Victorian Christmas. There, your students will discover the decorations, crafts, stories, and traditions that made Christmas in the 1890s such a special time for the Kings and the other citizens of Berlin. 

Aspects of Government

Who was the first Canadian citizen? How are prime ministers elected? This Ontario curriculum based program will explore the development of government in Canada and its impact on citizens. Students will participate in an election and learn how a boy from Berlin became Canada's tenth prime minister.


All education visits must be arranged in advance. For reservations, please call 519-571-5684 or email: woodsideontario@pc.gc.ca.