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Beaconsfield Historic House

2 Kent Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1M6, Canada
902-368-6603
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Ranked #10 of 28 attractions in Charlottetown
Type: Historic Sites
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Calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Received a private tour around the house, which was great. Very interesting but I think that I have tired of visiting rich people's houses.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This house is well worth visiting: it shows a lot about life for wealthy people in the 19th century. The guide is very informative and the workmanship in the house is amazing but, unfortunately, almost all the furniture is not original to the house. The story of the people who developed the house is sad and unexpected. Take time to... More

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Beaconsfield House is one of Charlottetown's oldest building, making it a historic site. You can grab a 15 minute tour of the house while you're there. The house itself is pretty cool (especially when you think of yourself living there), but much of the house is closed to visitors and it's furnished mostly with non-original pieces. Entrance costs $5.... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour. The house has some of the most modern features of its time. The craftsmanship in houses like this always amazes me. The ownership of the house is an interesting story. After the tour we sat on the side porch & enjoyed the beautiful view of Charlottetown Harbor. We were visiting Charlottetown from a cruise ship &... More

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Playa Del Carmen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We always enjoy an opportunity to step back into history and see how some folks lived. This home is absolutely stunning and our guide provided many interesting details about the home and the original owner. What was most amazing was the fact that architect was only 21years old. Worth seeing. Guided tour- 5 dollars per person.

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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