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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 25 attractions in Charlottetown
Type: Historic Sites
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Dayton, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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
62 helpful votes 62 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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81 helpful votes 81 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
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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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