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Point Ellice House

Opens in 26 min: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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If you love history & antiques this is a must see!

My daughter (not a young teen - TripAdvisor)lives nearby & we decided to visit. What an amazing... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Gail v
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A Lovely Afternoon

I truly enjoy going for high tea here. The setting is outside in a beautiful garden on the... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Valerie S
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Victoria, Canada
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Beautiful gardens and house featuring an afternoon tea.
Opens in 26 min
Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2616 Pleasant St, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4V3, Canada
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+1 250-380-6506
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

On Saturday, July 14, 2018, my family and I (four of us) took the ferry from Pt Angeles to Victoria for the express purpose of having afternoon tea on the lawn at Pt Ellice House to celebrate our daughter’s birthday, which we had done several...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

My daughter (not a young teen - TripAdvisor)lives nearby & we decided to visit. What an amazing gorgeous estate , rich in history.The house was lived in for near 200 years by the same family & was left with EVERYTHING intact including journals detailing day...More

Thank Gail v
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Don't believe the picture. No longer tea on the lawn. No one dresses in period costumes. Tea served in the barn. Wasted a little boat ride to and from. Museum closed except by reservation. Total waste of time.

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

I truly enjoy going for high tea here. The setting is outside in a beautiful garden on the waterfront wicker furniture in small groupings. Wait Staff are in period costume adding to the ambience. Lovely tea served with sandwiches and daintiest. Not hurried very relaxed....More

Thank Valerie S
Reviewed May 25, 2018

This is a nice example of a home and grounds owned by a wealthy mid-Victorian family. The grounds are a shady, pretty walkabout. The house, completely furnished, would make a nice but brief self-guided tour. The tour with the docent drug on as she recited...More

1  Thank Sungron
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic house and garden tour! The staff do an incredible job of providing the history of the house and gardens and you can just imagine what it was like to live in the home so many years ago. I highly recommend that tourists and locals...More

3  Thank Sherelle B
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Spent a full day at Point Ellice House for Mother’s Day. Loved the historic tour of the homestead and loved the garden tour! Both very knowledgeable guides. However the high tea was disappointing. The food and tea was very good but the presentation was horrible....More

Thank RhondaMorgan
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Went for tea with my sister and niece, wasn't very good. The tea wasn't in proper teapots the sugar was Tim Horton's packs and for such a beautiful day it wasn't served outside even though my niece was led to believe it would be. To...More

Thank G8380EGmichelel
Reviewed October 26, 2017

My husband and I were killing time before we had to leave for the ferry and decided to spend an hour or so touring this old house. We lucked out as a tour was just starting as we arrived. The charming lady in the tea...More

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Elegant historic house has been lovingly preserved. It is remarkable that it could be done. Very good tour guide. This is the history of Victoria. The gardens are lovely to walk through. The gift shop has a new buyer! Some great buys to be found....More

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