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Irving House

302 Royal Ave, New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 1H7, Canada
+1 604-527-4640
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So well preserved

You will be impressed from the first step you put inside this home. The history is amazing and the... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Patrick W
Delta, Canada
Great Tour!

The guided tour was amazing! My daughters (8&9) were entertained by all the stories (about the... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Vancouver, BC
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Located in the heart of the Royal City, Irving House is one of the oldest community heritage sites in BC. Step back to the 1800s as you enter the colonial home of Captain William Irving, King of the Fraser River. Over 140 years of memories live within Irving House "...the handsomest, the best and most home-like house of which British Columbia can yet boast..." was how Irving House was described in the British Columbian newspaper in April 1865. With 14 furnished rooms to enjoy, Irving House is a must-see for everyone interested in New Westminster's past and anyone interested in the Victorian and Edwardian periods, heritage architecture or colonial BC.
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302 Royal Ave, New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 1H7, Canada
+1 604-527-4640
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

You will be impressed from the first step you put inside this home. The history is amazing and the different rooms are as they were so many years ago. The house has two levels and depicts the wealthy way of living in the 18 hundreds....More

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The guided tour was amazing! My daughters (8&9) were entertained by all the stories (about the bullet in the wall) and enjoyed using the servants' staircase. The tour guide was very knowledgable about the time period and the house. It's definitely worth a visit!

Thank Kierlyn
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Love that there is a place like this to offer information on a part of New Westminsters history. Love the original decor, etc. Great for families, couples and singles.

Thank Cobrien8
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Happened to stumble across this place when out for a walk. Was immediately greeted by friendly staff who were super educated on the history. It has amazing detail and original pieces from the Irving family. Even my friend who wasn't normally interested in this sort...More

Thank Bailey C
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Wonderful place to visit, especially with children. Good displays and excellent volunteers who are informative.

Thank ishine2
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Too kind ladies dressed in costume gave us a tour of this historic house. We learned lots of history about the development of the west.and saw some interesting gadgets in the kitchen. The house dates from 1865.

1  Thank Larry Z
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I've been going to Irving house for decades, and when I have guests from out of town I usually take them there. It takes you back into the 1800s and to see how the upper class lived. Cptn Irving wasn't poor. Look for the bullet...More

2  Thank Leslie1958
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Have been to Irving House a few times during the years. We usually take visitors to our town for a look at days gone by. The staff are very friendly and there is a lot of our local history to enjoy. Great for younger children...More

1  Thank Kendalll
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Love it.so neat to see the way people use to live.great experience.small to maneuver.get to see old appliances and beds.the kitchen is nice.the bedrooms are tiny.

1  Thank Lise G
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Ever wondered how people lived lavishly without electricity, central plumbing, and internet? Come see for yourself. Beautiful wood work, carpets, furnishings, and interesting solutions for kitchen necessities (icebox, cooking, laundry, storing food). Come view a very well preserved home in downtown new Westminster.

1  Thank Travel_buff_Vanc
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