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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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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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New Haven, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The architecture of this building is amazing you would not expect such a quality in a small town but great decisions were made there and it shows!

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

After finishing up at the ho-hum Beaconsfield House across the street, I took a walk towards Victoria Park past the fancy house. A gardener at the House struck up a conversation with me and told me it was the Government House and there were free tours on the hour. I had spare time so thought, "why not?" The house itself... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The PEi proud boast is that Confederation was kick-started by the momentous meeting on the island between the leaders of the various provinces. Actually the Island was a little reticent but proved to be a convivial meeting place for those who were already convinced that they had the makings of a nation. We enjoyed the film and the young guides... More

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Halifax, Canada
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288 reviews 288 reviews
140 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Tours are offered every half hour on the hour and half hour and take just under 30 minutes. The rooms are beautiful with some history to them. Pictures are only allowed on the bottom floor for some strange reason. Take some time to explore the garden on the property. We stumbled on it as the tour guide didn't mention it.... More

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