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Beaconsfield Historic House

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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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2 Kent St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1M6, Canada
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

You have to take a guided tour but the guides are knowledgeable and it provides a good story as well as insights into life and living of the elite of the time

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank DalGrauer1987
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This is a great old house in historic charlottetown. The tour takes about 30 minutes and it is very interesting. Tour guides take you through the house and tell lots of interesting details about the house and its history

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed visiting this historic Charlottetown home. Built in a “Second Empire” or “Mansard Style” which was popular of the time. This is a great example of the type. We were fortunate enough to visit the third level, which are used as offices as well as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

THe details in this house are worth a look, the history and added bonus. Our charming guide was both friendly and informative.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is a hidden gem and close to the pathway along the shore. Tours are available in both English and French. The story of the family, who had the house built is very interesting. The decoration and architecture are extremely elegant even within the Victorian...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

We thought it was an enjoyable tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun to listen to his stories. Good to do on a rainy day. Give yourself about 30-45 minutes for the tour.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

This is a very worthwhile stop - super cool to see the period furniture and decorations and learn of the history of this gorgeous old house. I really appreciated the enthusiastic presentation of the house's history given by the docent, he was very good and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

A must-see jewel of Canadian history. We were given a private tour which is always a great. The guide knew his history which he mixed with a good portion of humour! Thoroughly enjoyable!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We visited the hotel because we are interested in history but also because the man who commissioned it had the same surname as us and we wondered if we might be related (we weren’t). Our guide Catherine was clearly very passionate about history and knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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HarrisF59, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thanks NorfolkClare for the kind review of Beaconsfield!

Reviewed September 6, 2018

A historic Victorian house in Charlottetown, that mentions the life style of the era in which the house was built and its owners. It was heartbreaking to hear that most of the original furnishings were auctioned off in order to pay the taxes. Resembling the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jirair M
HarrisF59, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thanks Jirair M for the review of Beaconsfield. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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