Castle Kilbride National Historic Site
The height of extravagance in the heart of the country. Castle Kilbride is the 1877 Italianate home of James Livingston, Canada’s “Flax Mill King.” The Castle has been fully restored to its Victorian splendour. A tour through this magnificent mansion is a journey into the lavish Victorian era. Set in rural Baden, the Castle dominates the landscape with its towering Belvedere, clean design, exotic furnishings and interior artistry like no other private residence in Canada. The nationally designated trompe l’oeil paintings throughout the home create an illusion of depth and beautiful three-dimensional images. We offer a unique ‘snapshot’ of life in Victorian Canada. A National Historic Site operated by Wilmot Township.