Parkwood Estate Basement Tours
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PARKWOOD ESTATE OFFERING BASEMENT TOURS TO VISITORS
Celebrate McLaughlin Week at Parkwood Estate, National Historic Site, with a tour of the
basement of the mansion. This rare opportunity, offered once a year, enables the visitor a
glimpse into the service areas of the estate including the family vault; the central
clockworks system; the elevator engine room, and more.
This year the Basement Tour program has been sponsored by Central Drain and Plumbing Sevices.
The tour of the basement interprets what it was like to run the 55- room mansion, the industrial complex needed to operate the lifestyle of the McLaughlin Family. Tours are available Saturday July 30, 2022 through Sunday August 7 from 10:30 to 5:00pm at $15.00 per person.
Be sure to pre book your tickets on line through the Parkwood website eventpage www.parkwoodestate.com.
It is advisable to do so, as some of the time slots are selling out!!
Parkwood, The R.S. McLaughlin Estate, is a designated National Historic Site and the family
home of Col. R. Samuel McLaughlin, founder of General Motors of Canada.
The site provides a museum and heritage garden for the education and enjoyment of all Canadians and
fosters an understanding of R.S. McLaughlin’s contributions to Canada and about the nationally-significant architectural, interior and landscape designs.
The civic holiday Monday in August has been designated McLaughlin Day in the City of
Oshawa, in reverence of the philanthropic and community legacy of R.S. McLaughlin and his
Parkwood is located at 270 Simcoe Street North at the corner of Adelaide Street in Oshawa
Location 270 Simcoe Street North