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Beaconsfield Historic House

Address: 2 Kent Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1M6, Canada
Phone Number: 902-368-6603
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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PEI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This relatively small museum was a delightful surprise on a recent visit. The house was tastefully decorated for Christmas in a Victorian style. Many old toys on display as well as greeting cards and decorations.

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Rocky Point, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The tour was very thorough and personal.The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Although the not all of the furnishings were original, they had done a great job of recreating the furnishings convincingly.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Picture perfect. Closed when we went, we enjoyed the gardens and grounds, view of the water from the porch, and just imagining what it must have been like "back when".

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Summerfield, North Carolina, United States
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138 reviews 138 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited this large home when on PEI and found it interesting. It has been well restored and each room has period furniture. If you are staying in Charlottetown, it is worth visiting, but I would not make a special trip to see it.

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Berkeley, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
40 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great historic perspective from tour at this House. The young woman who provided the tour had quite a bit of knowledge and her presentation was excellent. The design, architecture, construction and furnishings (not original) all help to place Charlottetown in perspective for the time period.

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Calgary
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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