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Minister's Island

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Address: 199 Carriage Road, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 0A4, Canada
Phone Number: (506) 529 5081
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Located on its own island, this historic attraction is the former home of...
Located on its own island, this historic attraction is the former home of railroad builder Sir William Van Horne.
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time your visit with the tides

You have to time your visit with the tides since you drive (or walk) across the ocean floor to reach this little gem of an island. It is an excellent place to go for a scenic walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Menlo Park, CA
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Menlo Park, CA
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You have to time your visit with the tides since you drive (or walk) across the ocean floor to reach this little gem of an island. It is an excellent place to go for a scenic walk and get in a bit of history as well. Named after the minister who built a house (still standing) here in the late... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited Minister's island based on a recommendation from a local. So glad we took the time to explore this island gem. Not only was driving on the ocean floor a first, but the architecture and history of the buildings was inspiring. This was definitely the highlight of our day trip to St. Andrews.

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Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Being a New Brunswicker from the southeast, I'm used to seeing Fundy's tidal bore effects, including Hopewell Rocks. I didn't know about this little gem of history until this weekend. We arrived to the crossing with only an hour to visit. The Bath house and the inground pool were a real treat to see! Next time, we plan to arrive... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Accessible for only 2.5 hours on either side of the low tide, Minister's Island is a historical treat! A 1/2 km drive (or walk) across the ocean floor to the island is just the beginning of this adventure. The country estate of CP railway baron, Van Horne, has been preserved for a walk back in time. The mansion and outbuildings... More 

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Fredericton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Even getting to the Island is an adventure worth planning! Use your imagination and take yourself back to a time when this island was bustling with country living at its best before auto mobiles were born. Restoration is an ongoing challenge being completed by a few dedicated individuals. They are making great progress considering the time-laps of a hundred years... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

First you get to drive over a road that is only open during low tide. Its neat. Second, this is an amazing island. To think that this island was self- sustaining. I would have loved to have seen it in full operation. It would have been awesome. The house was beautiful, again it must have been something to see. I... More 

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Vancouver
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Looking at a map of St. Andrews and using google maps at home, it seemed that the end of Bar Road, the access point for Minister's Island, could be walked from the St. Andrew's downtown area in about 20 minutes. I was considering going to Minister's Island as an optional visit while planning our free time in St. Andrews on... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This island is one of the little treasures of St. Andrew's New Brunswick.. The driving path emerges only at low tide. Its a sandy path with small stones that help your traction/ One on the island, you are in for a leisurely stroll around an elegant old estate with exquisite manicured flower beds and gardens. Enjoy the magnificent vistas of... More 

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Warren, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a must see for any and all - a magical island - wonderful staff - everything from a time gone by - sadd to see the decline - must read book on Minister's Island - a great insight into wealth at the time. Spectacular place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the facilities were well maintained and open. We were not rushed and could explore on our own.

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Address: Address: 199 Carriage Road, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 0A4, Canada
Phone Number: (506) 529 5081
Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  Saint Andrews

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