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Address: 1 Terry Fox Drive, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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We went to the government house went it was raining and got a private tour because no one else was here. The guide was very nice and we learned a lot of information. It was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Oakville, Canada

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went to the government house went it was raining and got a private tour because no one else was here. The guide was very nice and we learned a lot of information. It was a lovely house and I loved it. And best of all, it was all free! Did you know that the government house cost only 7000... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Our guide at the Government House could have used more enthusiasm and humour. Look, I understand these guides have to give this tour numerous times per day, so much that they're probably sick of the sound of their own voice and the wide-eyed wonder of the next fresh batch of tourists. But this was our first and perhaps last visit... More 

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A Georgian designed building, Government House is located in a picturesque setting with a stunning waterfront, the lush landscape of Victoria Park, and beautifully maintained garden beds. As it is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor, it's open only in July and August where there are free tours on the half hour. Inside, you are treated to view, for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Government House is a house of pretty awesome historical significance and yet, our tour guide seemed like she rather be doing anything but giving this tour or talking to us. She didn't mention anything about how this is where the fathers of confederation met during the Charlottetown conference and we had to confirm with her that this was the place... More 

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Markham, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The house is beautiful inside! The tour guide didn't seem as excited about giving us the tour but she let us sit on the furniture. The tour is free!

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Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Free tours on the half hour during the summer and well worth having a look. Interesting facts from the guide and lovely grounds to wander round. Very interesting display and history in the lodge at the entrance to the drive.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

As we visited in June, the building wasn't open for tours but we enjoyed seeing it from the outside. The setting is spectacular with great views over the water.

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Port Hope
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

What a picture of old world design. We attended the Lt. Governor's garden party in August of 2014 and 2015, what a delight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Well worth seeing if you are interested in history to current. Walking tour of 1/2 hour given inside the house where one can enjoy history, areas such as where the Queen sleeps if visiting. The surrounding gardens are well look after and are most enjoyable.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We visited this house even though it wasn't on our planned itinerary. We were walking along the park and ran across the house, which had signs welcoming visitors and offering free tours of the house. The lefttenaunt Governor lives in this house and there were thus rooms we were not allowed in, but we were able to see most of... More 

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