Beaconsfield Historic House

Beaconsfield Historic House

Beaconsfield Historic House
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Beaconsfield Historic House was built in 1877 as the residence of a wealthy shipbuilder. It is an enduring symbol of Victorian elegance and its garden and veranda offer a perfect view of beautiful Charlottetown Harbour.
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,817 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Nicely positioned overlooking the harbour, near the beginning of Victoria Park. We did not get inside the house, but got some photos of the outside.
Written October 24, 2023
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Nancy E
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We had Hannah as our tour guide and even though she had only been doing this for a month, she was quite knowledgeable, engaging and just lovely
Written August 23, 2023
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edge8400
Valrico, FL485 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Had hoped to stroll through this historic home but was only able to view its grounds and use it coffee shop. Establishment is currently closed due to repairs done after being damaged in a 2022 storm. Still worth a walk by on your way to Victoria Park.
Written August 18, 2023
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Chaitanya
Cambridge, Canada1,208 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
It is a historic house a little bit away from downtown (still walkable distance).
Pretty yellow house next to the river - is a great spot to come for a picnic or just relax.
The house makes for great photos due to its idyllic location and views.
Written December 20, 2022
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jacquie475
Innerleithen, UK100 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The tourist information gave us information about this place and sent us on our way here but when we got here it was closed. This information was obviously not communicated to the local tourist information, there was no notice on the door and there website said there were open. There was a door bell which we rang and some airy fairy women just said they were closed and when we said there was no notice on the door or info on the website and that the tourist info had sent us she just shrugged and said again they were closed for orientation. Not a very professional set up at all.
Written June 28, 2022
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Annie P
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Wanted to visit the house, door locked even though it was supposedly opened….after 15 minutes waiting, I rang the doorbell, and a lady came at the door and told me it was closed for the day! How about taping a note to tell visitors??? There were about 10 people waiting. That’s rude!
Written June 21, 2022
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Linda A
Toronto, Canada11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I think the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation could do a better job on tours of this lovely historic house. Tour was cheesy. Granted, it was only six bucks. There was a creepy life-size doll of "John A, MacDonald" slumped on a chair in the first room. What did he have to do with Beaconsfield? Would have liked to see more historic photos of the house (e.g., 2nd floor balcony is now gone. What did it look like?). Wasn't the second owner, Henry Cundall, into photography? The tour was interrupted by museum staff rifling down the stairs from the upstairs offices at the end of their workday. Nothing was said about the carriage house next door. Disappointed.
Written June 19, 2022
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Carolyn M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Really enjoyed the tour of this historic home. Tour guide was very knowledgeable about house and early Charlottetown. Would recommend.
Written June 8, 2022
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Rick Janine G
Barrie, Canada163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Seeing all the original features of this house like the amazing floors and fire places. Liked how the rooms were set up with pieces from the Victorian Era
Written July 21, 2021
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ana
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Very beautiful house.
The guy who was at the front desk did not know much. And he did not show us around... so basically I just saw the house.
Not a good experience, but I think it would have been a good experience if someone showed us around...
Written October 26, 2019
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