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Beaconsfield Historic House

2 Kent Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1M6, Canada
902-368-6603
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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I walked past the house on my morning run, and just had to see what was inside. The house itself is a fantastic victorian with furniture and fixtures of the period. The issue was the tourguide. She could have spun a great story of the rise and fall of the builder, but we had to pull facts from her. Big... More

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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

This is an excellent house to walk through and see up close what it would be like to live there over 100 years ago. The tours are frequent so recommend go with a guide and learn some specific details about the people who have lived there. Take some time to sit on the porch facing the water.

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Calgary, Canada
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158 reviews 158 reviews
64 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We wanted to see a well preserved example of the Victorian architecture in Charlottetown and Beaconsfield is a prime example. As we were on a non cruise ship day in the shoulder season we had the place to ourselves. We had a great tour of the house including the kitchen area. We had the opportunity to go through the house... More

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St. Louis, MO
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151 reviews 151 reviews
58 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We wandered into this interesting old house, even though we weren't impressed with the yellow structure. Once inside it was quite elegant. Our guide gave us a little history of the Peake family, but she couldn't answer a lot of our questions and seemed very ill at ease with her job. I suppose she could have been new and was... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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144 reviews 144 reviews
83 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Beaconsfield Home was built in 1877 for James and Edith Peake, Beaconsfield is one of Charlottetown’s most elegant homes. Featuring the finest in materials and craftsmanship, it was also equipped with all the latest conveniences of the day; like indoor plumbing and steam heat. The Peakes, unfortunately, were destined to enjoy Beaconsfield for a very short time - a... More

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Magnificent antique home in beautiful condition, well furnished with quite an interesting story attached to it. When the weather is nice it's a wonderful place to visit and relax on the ground.

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Quakertown
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Visited PEI the week after Labor Day. Just beautiful, really enjoyed our stay in Charlottetown. Only saw the Beaconsfield from the outside, however because it was closed on Saturday. Found that rather odd since, as a tourist, Saturday was a big sightseeing day... It looked lovely with fantastic views of the harbor. Maybe next time...

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Dallas, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This house is incredible. The tour guide shared the amazing history of the house, and the decor was outstanding, with antique period pieces. Visitors are allowed to take photos inside the house. The grounds are beautiful, overlooking the waterfront.

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Falmouth
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

On this year's tour of PEI we wanted to embellish our historical understanding of the island. Our first stop was the Arcadian Museum where we bought a general admission ticket which included Beaconsfield Historic House. Both the tour guide and the house provided us with a better understanding of early PEI history and a desire to continue on our historical... More

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DENVER
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

If you are interested in Victorian homes you will enjoy seeing this home...so much of the house is original and the guide was very happy to answer our questions.

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