The Auto Baron’s Experience – up to 90 minutes (see above for pricing)
For first time visitors, this is the recommended tour that will provide you with an overview of the entertaining spaces (main floor) of the Estate, as well as an introduction to the McLaughlin Family.
For more information, call Angie Vehof at 905-433-4311 ext. 34405 or send an email to [email protected]
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CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE – due to COVID-19. We hope to be in a position to offer this tour once again in 2021.
Private Spaces – up to 60 minutes ($5.00 + HST each + Auto Baron Tour Admission)
CURRENTLY UNAVILABLE DUE TO COVID-19.This tour of the second floor bedrooms is not available on its own, but rather is an add-on to the Auto Barons Tour Experience. This combined tour will last 2.5 hours.
The Servants’ Life Experience Tour – 60 minutes ($15.00 + HST each)
The Servant’s Life Experience allows visitors to take a journey into the past to see spaces that include the servant’s dining hall, the butlers’ keep, the head housekeeper’s room and the third floor bedroom spaces occupied by many of the household female servants from 1917-1972. Join us as we share with the you the history of these spaces through the 55 years that the McLaughlin Family was in residence. Stairs are required to access many of the spaces on this tour.
To contact, call Angie Vehof at 905-433-4311 Ext. 34405.
Parkwood Collects, The Art Collection Tour – 2 hours ($15.00 + HST each)
This tour interprets the impressive art collection on both floors of the mansion. This tour is only available on Tuesday at 1:30 however advanced reservations must be made by contacting Angie Vehof at 905-433-4311 Ext. 34405 or [email protected] on the Friday prior.
Basement Tours – 60 minutes ($15.00 + HST each)
Just like most homes, the basement at Parkwood is used for storage and is used to work on repair projects for the Estate. When the McLaughlin’s were in residence the basement was the industrial hub of the mansion including laundry facilities, the cannery, the boilers, the workings of the elevator, the wine cellar and much more. The basement tour interprets these areas of the house, along with information that Parkwood has collected over the years through our oral history collection program. Stairs are required to access the basement areas of the Estate.
This tour is only available for 10 days in August beginning on the McLaughlin Day long weekend. (August Civic holiday in Oshawa). As one of our most popular tours, this sells out quickly so advanced reservations are suggested.
Looking for somewhere new to take your group. Come visit Parkwood and immerse yourself in one of Canada’s premier estates. Whether you are a school group, a community organization or a bus tour we look forward to hosting you. For more information, group rates, or to make reservations for your group tour, please contact [email protected] or call 905.433.4311. (typically we require three week’s notice)
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Garden Tour – 90 minutes ($15.00 + HST each)
The Parkwood gardens have references to the great gardens of England and Europe but with a 20th century spirit Much of the landscape design draws inspiration from the English Arts & Crafts gardening movement. This style called for a high degree of formality near the house, dissolving into less formal presentation with distance from the house. A stroll through the grounds provides a reward at every tour. Come explore the Parkwood gardens on this 90 minute guided tour.
Garden Tours are only available on Wednesday mornings, weather permitting. To contact, call Angie Vehof at 905-433-4311 Ext. 34405 or email [email protected]
Garden Tour & Tea – 90 minutes ($25.00 + HST each)
Featuring both elegantly formal an delightfully informal design elements, the Guided Garden Tour will dazzle you every step of the way. Our gardens are inspire by the phenomenal beauty of English and European but with a 20th century flair. Much of the landscape design draws inspiration from the English Arts & Crafts gardening movement, and a stroll through the grounds promises you a reward at every tour. Your tour will conclude with tea and scones in our Gardener’s Lodge.
Garden Tours are only available on Wednesday mornings, weather permitting. To book your tour, please click on the “Book Now” button on our website. If online is not your thing, that’s okay, you can call Angie Vehof at 905-433-4311 ext. 34405 or email [email protected]