A house says a lot about its owner, as evidenced by Galileo’s solar-system bedsheets and Dickens' vast collection of literary action figures. Take a peek inside the mind of a historic figure with today’s Groupon, which gets you a guided tour of Parkwood Estate. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get the Parkwood Estate guided tour and tea for two, including specialty scones (a $40.68 value).
- For $14, you get the Parkwood guided family tour for two adults and two children (a $28.25 value).
Named as a national historic site, Parkwood Estate guided tours offer an intimate and informed look at pristine turn-of-the-century architecture, furnishings, gardens, and landscaping. Knowledgeable volunteers contextualize the experience, narrating events from former owner R. Samuel McLaughlin's life as an auto baron, or explaining the intricacies of his elaborate black-truffle badminton tournaments. While truth may be stranger than fiction, it's seldom as interesting: explore Parkwood Estate's role as a film set, viewing the hall where Professor Xavier appealed for calm in mutant-human relations, or the stairway where Billy Madison single-handedly overcame schizophrenia to victoriously re-enter the world of mathematics. Tours run Tuesday through Sunday, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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