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Address: 120 Union St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 1A3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 506-652-3590
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fascinating look at past

Well maintained home that was lived in by family until the late 1950's (200 years), Interesting history and lovely home with beautiful furnishings. If you have been to the Bay of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 30, 2016
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Blind River, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This home is in excellent condition with lots of interesting tales told by the guide about the house and the previous inhabitants as well as info about life at that time.Well worth making a visit here.

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New Brunswick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Had been wanting to visit this home for many years, so made a special trip to do so. Our guide was, I believe, a student. I think she had been called in on short notice as she was wearing jeans and a T-shirt, not what I think was fitting for the tour. She was pleasant, but some in our group... More 

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Port Moody, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Wonderfully original, historic house, dating back to 1817. Full of museum quality furniture, paintings and household items. From the newly restored exterior and it's shutters on just two sides to the grand front entrance. The Merritt's, the original family, were definitely "well to do" exhibited by the dishes, servant bell ringers in the kitchen and furnishings. Especially the commode in... More 

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Thank Mellie2013
Versailles, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Very historical site that is a must see if you are in St John. Very close to the Market and downtown areas.

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Thank John J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Well maintained home that was lived in by family until the late 1950's (200 years), Interesting history and lovely home with beautiful furnishings. If you have been to the Bay of Fundy and Reversing Falls this is a great stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Step back in time to the second oldest house in Saint John. Lots of history to be seen and told. Staff was great, everything was kept up to that time period.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We ventured in as part of the historic walking tour, the Loyalist Trail, and what a pleasant surprise! We had an excellent guide who explained how people lived in the 1800s, making it come alive for us. All the more amazing because the house was preserved as-is for over 150 yrs. before becoming a museum (instead of a gas station!).

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Thank Alice A
Bangor, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We went there only to learn of its recent renovation. Today the CBC covered it (Aug 19, 2016), "New rooms on display...". Some of my ancestors went to St. Andrews after the Revolutionary War so I wanted to see what happened in another place in NB. The guide wasn't familiar w St. Andrews but as a young guide she knew... More 

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Most excellent house; the original family owned it from when it was built until 1959, and they seem to have rarely redecorated or thrown anything away. Which means that there are a lot of family original furnishings, and interesting stories even where the furnishings weren't original (e.g. the master bed -- they replaced the original with one that a visiting... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Our guide took us through room by room, explaining about the furniture, floors, portraits, family, the history of the time, and all of the many antiques in the home. It has been well taken care of and restored. We are so happy we stopped in. It was New Brunswick Day, so they served us cake and punch as well. I... More 

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