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Bellevue House National Historic Site

Bellevue House National Historic Site

35 Center Street, Kingston, Ontario
(613) 545-8666
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/on/bellevue/index.aspx
10AM - 5PM, every day

View Bellevue House the same way as the 19th century architect who built it, as a scenic landscape painting inspired by the ideals of the Picturesque movement. Built in the 1840s in the style of an Italianate villa, Bellevue House was once the lake-front retreat of Sir John A. Macdonald and his wife Isabella. Here, Lake Ontario breezes brought fresh air into rooms filled with sunlight, helping Isabella recuperate from a long chronic illness. From 1848 to 1849, the couple and their infant son enjoyed a serene private life, growing vegetable and herbs from their kitchen garden, stocking their root cellar and enjoying the quiet of the surrounding woods on Lake Ontario. Discover how the death of their son and money troubles took them back to bustling Kingston and Sir John A. Macdonald’s destiny as the father of Canadian Confederation.

Photo Credit: Photograph by Skeezix1000, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

Text Credit: Site description from Parks Canada // www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/bellevue/info

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Bellevue House National Historic Site

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View Bellevue House the same way as the 19th century architect who built it, as a scenic landscape painting inspired by the ideals of the Picturesque movement. Built in the 1840s in the style of an Italianate villa, Bellevue House was once the lake-front retreat of Sir John A. Macdonald and his wife Isabella. Here, Lake Ontario breezes brought fresh air into rooms filled with sunlight, helping Isabella recuperate from a long chronic illness. From 1848 to 1849, the couple and their infant son enjoyed a serene private life, growing vegetable and herbs from their kitchen garden, stocking their root cellar and enjoying the quiet of the surrounding woods on Lake Ontario. Discover how the death of their son and money troubles took them back to bustling Kingston and Sir John A. Macdonald’s destiny as the father of Canadian Confederation.

35 Center Street, Kingston, Ontario
(613) 545-8666
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/on/bellevue/ind...
10AM - 5PM, every day
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