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Government House

1 Terry Fox Drive, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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English first
Davenport, Iowa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We took a tour of the Government House; it was excellent! The guide was very informative and pleasant. It was nice to get out of the heat for awhile as well. I would highly recommend this tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We didn't have an opportunity to go inside. Instead, we enjoyed the grounds & architecture; looking away from the house is a simply marvelous view across the lawn & over the water.

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Mississauga, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

17 minute film interesting & worth while hearing about the birth of Confederation. Lots of times to view the film through out the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Walked around the beautifully manicured gardens then went inside to join a guided tour. Very knowledgeable guide and the house is exceptionally well maintained. Being Royalists this was a great day, we enjoyed seeing where Prince William & Kate stayed.

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Johannesburg
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Really enjoyed the tour of this beautiful house. Being a Brit I am continually humbled by the Canadians pride in their colonial ties. The house is a living museum extremely well maintained and has old memories as well as current (Charles & Camilla, William & Kate). Well worth a visit as a. It's free b. there is tour guide!

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Mississauga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We arrived at Government House after visiting hours. We were a family of 10 on a special family vacation. Government House was closed and as we were walking the grounds my granddaughter rang the door bell. To our surprise the chef answered the door and explained that they were closed for tours today but we could return tomorrow. We explained... More

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Edmonton, Alberta
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

When you walk through this building, you feel like you're experiencing the "birthplace of confederation". There's a lot of history and the film that you the option to watch is very well done.

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Hamilton, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We took the tour just for the sake of taking the tour since we were already there and for school age kids it might be interesting. The guide was very informative answering all the questions and explaining who sits where and why but for me I just wanted to see the place so I was a little bored with the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Forty years or so ago I attended a News Year Day levee hosted by the then Lieutenant Governor. I don't remember much of the building from that visit and hadn't had the chance to visit again as like many others, I had moved away. On a visit to the Island this month, I had the opportunity to take the FREE... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Government House is immaculately maintained, in a beautiful location and is full of furniture that is original to the house. The tour was excellent and informative and the gardens are beautiful. It is free to visit and it is worth taking the time.

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