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Government House

1 Terry Fox Drive, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Type: Government Buildings
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- Dec 31, 2013
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We happened upon this gorgeous building and upon learning it was free we thought, Why Not? As American tourists we think they should seriously consider charging a small fee - a very cool tour, with lots of original artifacts and surprising facts (The Queen, Prince William and Kate Middleton stayed here) The view can't be beat and the garden in... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Amazing tour - free of charge - very informative ... was an awesome review of history and an incredible feeling being part of such royalty - given it is still an active home outside of the tourist season - gardens were 'more than' amazing ...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The building was closed on the morning we visited this site in Charlottetown, PEI, but the gardens were amazing. We visited in the morning on a cool day, and the ambience was relaxing and fulfilling.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Loved the way the rooms recreated the times of starting confederation. Simple but very educational, just a cool place to wander around for 20 mins.

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Owen Sound, Ontario
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Young and old - its a good stop. It's amazing the history that has taken place in such a small building.

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Halifax, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were excited just to go for a long walk with the destination of Victoria Park. We did not realize that we were walking right to Government house. How wonderful. THe gate house provided us with some good background knowledge and a map to bring with us. Unfortunately we were there on a saturday, and it was also the last... More

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Dubbo, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

On one of our little walks we saw the gardens of Government House and walked to the gates and noticed that it was open there was a free guided tour of the house. It was interesting and lovely. Worth the short visit.

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Airdrie, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The short film that was played was very informative. I've learnt things that i never knew. In the gift shop a purchased a book about Government House.

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St Pete Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We ran across the government house while out walking on our last day in Charlottetown. The gardens are beautiful and a free tour as well! Being as American is was nice to learn some Canadian history as well. Beautiful house and gardens and well worth your time to visit. You can also see the room where Kate and William slept... More

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

It is most unusual for the Lieutenant Governor to allow his house open to the public when he is living there. Although only done in July and August it is lovely to see inside and lots of people want to see where William and Kate stayed on their royal visit.

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