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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 29 Attractions in Charlottetown
Type: Historic Sites
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Rocky Point, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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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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34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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18 helpful votes 18 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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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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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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