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Castle Kilbride National Historic Site

Castle Kilbride is the 1877 mansion of James Livingston, a flax industrialist, politician and entrepreneur. Located in the town of Baden in Wilmot Township, visitors can tour through the castle and enjoy the many events and exhibits that happen there throughout the year.

The building was owned by the Livingston family until 1988 when it was sold to a development company. However, development didn’t move ahead and the castle was left to deteriorate. In 1993 the Township of Wilmot decided to purchase the castle, and with help from local groups as well as federal, provincial and municipal support, it was restored to its former glory. The doors of the castle were opened as a museum in 1994, and in 1995, Castle Kilbride was designated a National Historic Site by the Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada.

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