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Old Government House

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Address: 51 Woodstock Rd, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 9L8, Canada
Phone Number: 506/453-2505

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Interesting tour!

We attended for a tour of Government House. We went early in the morning and there was a very small group on the tour. We had good interaction with the tour guide and lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Halifax
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We attended for a tour of Government House. We went early in the morning and there was a very small group on the tour. We had good interaction with the tour guide and lots of opportunity to ask questions. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and able to answer questions that came up very easily. There are a few sets of... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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137 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Old Government House. It is well restored with a number of interesting items. The tour was very informative and a good overview of New Brunswick history.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful guided tour. Very informative. Amazing old pieces of furniture and artifacts. The spiral staircase is a thing of beauty. They have a round table that has pie-shaped drawers that locked. The founders met around the table. Would love to have it!! Definitely worth a visit. Very interesting for adults & kids.

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Thank 75NCounting
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Old Government House was "open", but the guide in charge was unwilling (ie. absolutely refused) to give us a tour of the building. It was 10:05am and he had a school group coming at 10:30. -- NO we couldn't join their tour; no, we couldn't tour by ourselves; no he couldn't be bothered giving us a very brief tour or... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

A nicely restored old building now used as the residence of the Lieutenant Governor but also open for public viewing. Also used by many community organisations for meetings and receptions. It also contains many interesting artifacts and art works.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

What a great experience it was touring the Old Government House and meeting the Lieutenant Governor His Honour Graydon Nicholas. We started our tour in the lower level and learned of everything from the stones and mortar to the rugs on display on the wall. Tim Richardson was our tour guide and it was as if he had lived during... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We were fortunate enough to get a private tour of the city led by a local student. She explained the architecture of this building and it was very revealing. We don't often think of how buildings tell stories of the past and give us clues about the folks who had a hand in planning and building them. The story of... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

This is a wonderful landmark, centrally located in Fredericton that has been in use for almost 200 years. It serves as the home of the Lieutenant Governor, the Queens representative in New Brunswick, who reside on the top floor. It is the site of many public and charitable events, on beautiful grounds on the bank of the Saint John River,... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This is a historic building and residence to the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick. Old Government house is open for tours, throughout the year!

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Garrison Club had a spectacular reception and dinner in this amazing building.The house chef prepared a delicious dinner and it felt like we stepped back in time in this old victorian style mansion. Old Government House hosts many community events and art shows.

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