Woodside National Historic Site

Explore Woodside, which was the childhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada’s tenth and longest-serving Prime Minister. Tour the 11.5 acre Kitchener, Ontario property and discover its fascinating history. Enjoy the fall colours and harvest decorations or come in December to experience the twinkling charm of an authentic Victorian Christmas at Woodside National Historic Site.

Enjoy a walk on the beautiful grounds of Woodside, the childhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada’s 10th and longest serving prime minister, wandering through the surrounding hardwood forest. Then, come inside for a fascinating self-guided tour of the charming Victorian home filled with heirlooms from the King family and period reproduction pieces that capture the ambiance of the era.

Year built: 1853

Designated as world heritage site: 1952

Phone: (519) 571-5684

Address: 528 Wellington St N, Kitchener, ON N2H 5L5

Hours (check website, sometimes hours and tour times change):

Sunday 10a.m.–4:30p.m.

Monday Closed

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday Closed

Thursday 10a.m.–4:30p.m.

Friday 10a.m.–4:30p.m.


Guided tours: for an hour visitors are joined by a costumed interpreter around the house. You found out about the Victorian period, Berlin, Ontario (now Kitchener), and the King family.

Fee: General admission plus $7.30

Reservations are encouraged as spaces are limited!

To register for a tour, call: 519-571-5684

Facility rentals

Wedding ceremonies and special occasion photography permits (engagement, wedding, family, etc.) are available year-round.

For reservations and pricing please contact us at least 10 business days prior to event date:

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