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Address: 1 Terry Fox Drive, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Beautiful Hisoric Building

Visited during a New Year levee. The architectural is beautiful as you might expect. There are also some beautiful paintings including several by Robert Harris who painted the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
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Fredericton, Canada

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Fredericton, Canada
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Visited during a New Year levee. The architectural is beautiful as you might expect. There are also some beautiful paintings including several by Robert Harris who painted the Fathers of Confederation.

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Boca Raton, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Beautiful grounds and view! You are able to walk around the lovely flower and vegetable gardens. So manicured and colorful. Fabulous view of the water too.

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Thank Maria S
Ottawa, Canada
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The grounds of this house are accessible year round to the public. We weren't able to go inside off-season. It is in use as a residence so that is understandable. The grounds themselves are immaculately kept and made for a great stroll. Be sure to visit nearby Victoria Park and also to take a walk through the historic downtown.

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Thank Kevin A
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We had a private tour that was very informative. The house is absolutely beautiful. We got to see the bedroom where the Queen and other royalties stay when they visit.

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1 Thank happywanderer066
Oakville, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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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1 Thank funbook
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Lauren287
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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