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Address: 1 Terry Fox Dr, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 0E8, Canada
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Amazing History

If you are in the Charlottetown area and are a history buff, you really need to visit Government House. It speaks to the history of our country in important ways. Highly... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
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St. John's, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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650 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There isn't always necessarily a reason to be here, as it is a residence of the Lieutenant Governor at most times. It will occasionally open up for other reasons - garden parties or levees - but in passing looks like a medium sized mansion with a nice view.

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St. John's, Canada
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

If you are in the Charlottetown area and are a history buff, you really need to visit Government House. It speaks to the history of our country in important ways. Highly recommended.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

dropped in to see house...arge...old...very interesting...kept very well...lots of history...beautiful grounds...lovely rose garden

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Toms River
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The four of were off of the Celebrity Summit. We did a lot of walking and we came upon Government House. We walked about the grounds and into the garden. The weather was exceptional for October. A pleasant visit indeed.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Government House or Fanningbank is the Official Residence of the Lieutenant Governor of PEI since 1834. The house is only open to visitors in July and August. Guided visits are provided in both French and English. The house is full of early Canadian history and is fascinating. It hostes more than 20 Royal visits throughout its history and still functions... More 

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Thank UnforgettableRome
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The view is beautiful. If you can get in the house it is worth a visit also - For PEI it is great - as good as many of the mansions that we have visited over the years. The grounds are worth seeing - especially when the flowers are in bloom. A relaxing visit and I would recommend sitting on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Was lovely to walk around the grounds, enjoy the breathtaking view and read some history in the carriage house!

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Tallinn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A nice formal building used for special government functions and provides residence for visiting members of the Royal Family on their visits to P.E.I. The grounds are open to the public and can be enjoyed by all. An history of the property and its various residents is housed in the gatehouse.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

OK. the house isn't anything all that special. At least, not compared to many of the vice-regal or regal residences we've seen over the years. But what a setting! Overlooking the water with lovely, well-maintained gardens. Worth a walk about. Our guide was charming but her attempt at doing a French language version of the tour was a bit stilted,... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

the entire grounds are beautiful & a nice area to relax & 'smell the flowers'. The gatehouse has good historic displays.

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