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Government House

1 Terry Fox Drive, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Type: Government Buildings
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The building is beautiful, and still has much of the original furniture from the 1800's. Staff are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable - a real treat to talk with and learn from.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Good information about how the confederation was conceived and the history of PEI? The short movie was good

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London, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Really enjoyed this tour. Our guide Tristan did an excellent job relating many details and able to answer a wide variety of questions. This is a magnificent house - one that you can easily imagine it 150 years ago.

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St. Louis, MO
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151 reviews 151 reviews
58 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were not allowed inside the building, but we were told that this is where Camilla and Prince Charles stayed while they were in Charlottetown as well as Prince William and Kate on their recent visit. It is a beautiful building and just walking around on the grounds offered us a beautiful view of the area. Definitely worth stopping by,... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Just glancing at the site, its not extraordinarily beautiful. The physical building is like any other historic preserved building that you'd find at an intersection in any city's downtown. However, it deserves 5 stars for the overwhelming sense of history and meaning. The events that occured at that very spot the beauty of government house.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
42 helpful votes 42 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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