Bellevue House National Historic Site of Canada

As a Father of Confederation and Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald has had a direct impact on how Canada has grown from a small colony into a world leading democratic country.

Tour the gardens of historic Bellevue House knowing that seeds were planted there for the birth of a country. Sir John A. Macdonald, and his family made Bellevue House their home from 1848 to 1849. Wander through the family’s preserved kitchen garden to help the costumed gardeners, watch them wielding scythes to cut the lawn in the method of the 1840s and bite into an apple in the heirloom orchard.
Visit The Many Voices of Confederation exhibit presented in the Visitor Centre to hear stories about Macdonald, his personal life, challenges and accomplishments and the evolving story of Confederation that continues today. The exhibit features an interactive photo booth with an invitation to “Imagine a Country” and share your dream for Canada’s future. And get to know the remarkable story of a hometown hero going through the new Hometown Heroes exhibit.

Be escorted on a journey back in time, following a maid on an Estate Tour to hear tales about the past at Bellevue House and its most famous residents. Explore the juicy deets of Canadian history through an interactive discussion led by an interpreter, while jumping on an Alternative Facts Tour or simply sip a cup of tea relaxing on the grounds and enjoying the view.


35 Centre Street

K7L 4E5

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