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Beaconsfield Historic House

2 Kent St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1M6, Canada
+1 902-368-6603
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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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  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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2 Kent St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1M6, Canada
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"period pieces"
in 8 reviews
"victorian architecture"
in 6 reviews
"original owner"
in 3 reviews
"living area"
in 2 reviews
"light fixtures"
in 2 reviews
"ship building industry"
in 2 reviews
"william morris wallpaper"
in 2 reviews
"fantastic building"
in 2 reviews
"door hardware"
in 2 reviews
"very interesting tour"
in 3 reviews
"original features"
in 2 reviews
"answer our questions"
in 2 reviews
"knowledgeable guides"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"visiting charlottetown"
in 5 reviews
"lots of history"
in 2 reviews
"private tour"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful Victorian house from the 1870s. The house has been kept to its original design and decorations as is possible. It is located near the Lt Governor’s residence and next to the bay. It has artifacts from its original era and there are tours available...More

Thank Nick D
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Harris F, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks Nick D for your favorable review of Beaconsfield Historic House. We have a great team of guides who are all quite knowledgeable and friendly.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I arrived at the Beaconsfield historic house just in time to join a tour (they do them upon request on no particular schedule). The house is very well taken care of and a beautiful exhibit of what opulence of the time would have been. Our...More

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Harris F, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind review of Beaconsfield. Very glad to hear your enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

House that is now a museum, good talk and stories about it and the previous occupants, you can look into the rooms and take photos.

Thank Margaret G
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Harris F, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks Margaret G for your kind words on Beaconsfield Historic House!

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

The staff member at the house gave us a fantastic tour the other day. He knew so many fascinating elements about the house and was a great storyteller. Well worth a visit!

Thank Jaclyn F
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Harris F, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you Jaclyn F for the favourable review and for encouraging others to visit!

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Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

Dating from 1874 this home has been beautifully restored. Considering its age it would have been an amazing building when it was built. If you love be old homes, William Morris wallpaper and history this is the place for you. The guided visit took about...More

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Harris F, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2017

Thanks Lesterbeach for the kind review and encouraging others to visit Beaconsfield.

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Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

We saw this beautiful house and started to read review from tripadvisor fellow friends. All we can say, it is worth visiting the house. We had a pleasant tour around the house and our tour guide, Katherine gave great insights of the origins, the past...More

Thank ant7007
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Harris F, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

Thanks ant7007 for your kind review of Beaconsfield Historic House and encouraging others to visit.

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

The guides here are full of amazing facts about the history of this house and well worth the C$5 entry. Many original features still here and nice gardens overlooking the bay. Only about 15 mins from the port, it is an easy walk to get...More

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Harris F, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Thanks bristolbob for visiting Beaconsfield Historic House. Glad to hear you had a wonderful tour and thank you for encouraging others to stop in.

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

We stumbled on this historic house walking around Charlottetown on a Sunday. So many things were closed but we toured this house for $10 for 2 people. Well preserved and right on the water you can see how the wealthy lived in the 1800s when...More

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Harris F, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Thanks jfd for stopping at Beaconsfield Historic House. We are glad to be open on the weekends when cruise ships are in port. Thank you for encouraging others to stop in.

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Reviewed October 1, 2017

we choose to go here halfway through our trip, it was a nice relaxing addition that we choose just out of the blue seeing the sign the day before duing a carraige tour. it was very education (in an exciting was i swear) we loveed...More

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Management response:Responded October 2, 2017

Thank you for your review of Beaconsfield Historic House. I am glad you enjoyed an informative and friendly tour.

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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

If you like historic houses and hearing the stories of the people who inhabit them then this is a not to miss house. The Heritage Foundation does a very intimate tour and the price is very reasonable. The house is magnificent. The house is a...More

Thank Carol D
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Management response:Responded September 25, 2017

Thanks Carol D for telling others Beaconsfield Historic House is not to be missed. Glad you enjoyed our tour.

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