Culture and history

Woodside National Historic Site

Woodside welcomes you back in time to the Victorian age in Kitchener, Ontario. Former Prime Minister MacKenzie King treasured the seven years he and his family lived at Woodside from 1886-1893. Marvel at our collection of household items and be inspired by the holiday traditions of Victorian Thanksgiving and Christmas.

History

History of the historic Woodside home and members of the King family.

Victorian Christmas

Victorian Christmas

Victorian tea party

Learn about the traditions and etiquette of a Victorian Tea Party Mrs. King might have held at Woodside in the Victorian era.

Waterloo Pioneers Memorial Tower

The Waterloo Pioneer Memorial Tower pays tribute to the Pennsylvania-German pioneers who settled the Waterloo Region between 1800 and 1803.

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