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Glanmore National Historic Site

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This is not easy for a museum, but Glanmore house has great leadership and staff, keeping our local... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rpericak
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Belleville, Canada
Glanmore Revisited

I recently went back to that great old lady of Victorian times and was completely bllown away... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2019
Jean C
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Belleville, Canada
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Discover Belleville's Treasure: Glanmore National Historic Site. This grand Victorian mansion serves as both a historic house and community museum. It was built in 1883 for prominent Belleville Banker John Philpot Curran Phillips and his wife...more
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257 Bridge St E, Belleville, Ontario K8N 1P4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not easy for a museum, but Glanmore house has great leadership and staff, keeping our local museum interesting, fun and informative with the likes of hosting a travelling owl show to yoga on thier lawn.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019

I recently went back to that great old lady of Victorian times and was completely bllown away. Major restorations have taken place over recent years and the property is more stunning than ever. A new roof has been installed using slate brought in from three...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

Great to see how the well to do lived, a must see. People from that era had it tough but they lived well despite not having all the modern luxuries

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Definitely a must-see in Belleville. A very historic house restored to it original glamour and full of antiques and information.

Date of experience: December 2018
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melissa w, Education and Marketing Coordinator at Glanmore National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you again on another visit.

Reviewed October 10, 2018

Glanmore is a grand, three-storey house designed by local architect Thomas Hanley built between 1882 and 1883 for wealthy banker John Philpot Curran Phillips and his wife Harriet. It is an outstanding example of domestic Second Empire architecture. Notable features of the architectural style include...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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melissa w, Education and Marketing Coordinator at Glanmore National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you for your thorough review! I am sure others will find the information you provided helpful. Please come again.

Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

This house is a must visit!!! Everything from the grounds..furnishings...architecture...ceilings...windows...doors...cane believe how incredibly beautiful this house is.

Date of experience: September 2018
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melissa w, Education and Marketing coordinator at Glanmore National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thanks for your great review. There is much to see at Glanmore so I hope you will come again.

Reviewed August 3, 2018

the self guided tour of this house is stunning, most of the furniture is authentic The home has been restored to a beautiful piece of art!

Date of experience: July 2018
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melissa w, Education and Marketing Coordinator at Glanmore National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are all so glad that you appreciate our restoration efforts. Please come again.

Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Our friends live a few blocks from this loving maintained and restored Victorian Mansion. So we strolled down the street pass many 1860 to early 1900 homes. There are many such homes in this part of the Canada. We where met by a cheerful and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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melissa w, Education and Marketing Coordinator at Glanmore National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thanks for your great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and the ice cream! I will pass your positive feedback on to our museum staff.

Reviewed July 4, 2018

On a rainy summer afternoon, I took my granddaughter to Glanmore, Belleville's historic house and museum. The house was built in 1883 by a local banker and his wife and used extensively for entertaining his clients. It had the first hot water shower and flush...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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melissa w, Education and Marketing Coordinator at Glanmore National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thanks for your great review. I am glad to know you and your granddaughter enjoyed your visit! We produce a new scavenger hunt in time for March break each year.

Reviewed March 21, 2018

This beautiful Mansion has had 4 generations of families living there. Everything was restored as it was. There was so much more to see on the 3 floors than my sister and I expected. Really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gloria E
melissa w, Education and Marketing Coordinator at Glanmore National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you for your great review. I am glad to know that we exceeded your expectations!

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Jachro
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Melissa W | Property representative |
Technically no. The discovery pass is valid at National Historic Sites operated by Parks Canada. Glanmore National Historic Site is operated by the City of Belleville. When you purchased your pass you should have received... More
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TheWormwood
February 13, 2017|
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Yes! Glanmore is open year round, Tuesday to Sunday. Winter hours are 1 pm to 4:30 pm. Melissa Wakeling, Education and Marketing Coordinator, Glanmore National Historic Site
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JJKATH
September 2, 2016|
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Response from Melissa W | Property representative |
Thank you for the question. The historic house is only partially accessible. There is a exterior lift to gain access to the entrance and main floor (otherwise, a wide staircase with six steps up and wide wooden... More
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