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Old Government House

51 Woodstock Rd, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
506/453-2505
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Ranked #6 of 28 Attractions in Fredericton
Type: Government Buildings
Most recent review
- Sep 30, 2014
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Frodsham
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had not realised how sharp a cut off there was in the opening of tourist attractions after August and most of the places in Fredericton were closed. The lady at the information desk in the Town Hall kindly arranged a tour of the Governor's House. It was very interesting and most of the furniture etc. was original having been... More

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Largo, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Since this was listed as an attraction, my friends and I drove into the driveway and enjoyed walking the grounds and taking pictures. Soon a car pulled up and a couple got out and the gentleman asked if we liked his house and we realized it was the Lt. Governor and he was very cordial and welcoming. Worth seeing the... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

An Historic residence and showcase on the Banks of the Saint John River a stones throw from the Delta Hotel and the Diplomat Restaurant. This is the home of our current Lieutenant Governor Grayden Nicholas and his lovely wife Beth. A strawberry social has been enjoyed here as well as The Highland Games. Many school Art Work Displays have been... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I usually don't bother writing bad reviews but I must say I usually dont run into such poor service either. Went to take a tour with my mother and daughter and we looked the tour times up online prior. The only thing I could find was where it stated tours were available throughout the day until 4:30pm. We entered the... More

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Riverview, NB
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great location for the annual NB Highland Games. Plan ahead for 2015! This is the real deal....highland dancing, heavies competitions (men and women and amateur), massed bands, piping competitions and the type of food that goes along with Highland Games including haggis samosas..the hit of the games for sure!!!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

attended a function here and found the facility well preserved. The site provides tours through the mansion.

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Calgary, Canada
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191 reviews 191 reviews
72 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Unfortunately, the rest of the House was not open for visitors when we were there. The security guard explained that most of tours, etc. are not available until Canada Day and we were there 10 days before that. However, we were able to see the gallery area that had a collection of Canadian artists (including some young artists) and the... More

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Fredericton
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is a mansion that is located on the banks of the scenic Saint John River. It is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. The many rooms are furnished with antiques and wonderful paintings. There are free tours of the house thoughout the year.

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Canadian Rockies, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Great visit if you're interested in the history of the region. Not crowded and easy to access. We were there in the middle of the summer and were quite surprised by the lack of tourists.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

OGH is an important landmark in the City Of Fredericton. It's the official residence of the Province's Lieutenant Governor, but frequently open to the public for special occasions. The building and grounds are very historic and fully restored. A visit is recommended

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