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Loyalist House

120 Union St, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
506/652-3590
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Ranked #5 of 34 attractions in Saint John
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: The Loyalist House in St John, New Brunswick, is a jewel.  The furniture, dishes, art work and contents were all used and saved by 5 generations of... more »
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Los Angeles, CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

You'll get to see how a rich family lived in early part of 19th century and learn some Saint John history as well. Furniture and rugs are gems and other artifacts very interesting as well.

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Saint John, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
6 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Do go and see the Loyalist House while you are in Saint John, and if you live here, make it a point to visit. This is our history.

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Hampton, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Very well preserved 18th century home of interest to Americans because it was built by Loyalists fleeing the Amer. revolution

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We went to the New Year's Levee (Open House) at the Loyalist House and just loved it. The food was wonderful, the people were all really nice, there were musicians playing in front of the fireplace and several people floating around in period costume telling us really interesting things about the house, the furniture and the 1800's in St. John.... More

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toronto
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111 reviews 111 reviews
50 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I was in St. John on a cruise and walked up the road to visit this house. $5 admittance fee. Guide (Ron?) was excellent and provided a lot of information. Worth a visit. Andrew

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Detailed tour, great guide. Tour guide took time to take individual items that you usually have to stay behind the barrier for our inspection. Interesting insights like pointing out the newspaper used to line trunks had to be used to reconstruct records after the Saint John fire. Included history of how US cities like Boston and St John were interlinked.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We were the only ones in the house and our tour guide was amazing! She was very informative and knew her history inside and out. There are so many little gems in this house that I would visit again in a second. Allow two hours for touring, if you get a guided tour, and so that you can do a... More

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Calgary, Canada
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145 reviews 145 reviews
111 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We appreciated the detailed and insightful tour given by the guide; she provided interesting details about the owners, home, and furnishings, as well as the early days of Saint John. It is well worth the time and small admission price.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We found this place by accident. Very interesting history of the Loyalists and how Canada and the USA were connected, especially how Boston and St. John share lots of history together!! The tour guide (I believe her name was Kathy) was very knowledgeable and passionate about giving you all of the history.

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Hampton, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

My husband and I very much enjoyed the old furnishings and were very much surprised that it was able to survive the great fire of 1877. We had a very knowledgable guide who gave us a great eperience. I have told my daughter that this would be a wonderful project for her at school. It was also not too expensive,... More

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