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Address: 1 Terry Fox Dr, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 0E8, Canada
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A wonderful glimpse into vice-regal life.

We enjoyed our free tour of Government House in Charlottetown. The tour guide was informative, and we were able to view a number of rooms in the house.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
ArdyT
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Abbotsford, Canada
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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our free tour of Government House in Charlottetown. The tour guide was informative, and we were able to view a number of rooms in the house.

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Bowen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Government House as part of a tour of the Island. This is where the royal family stayed while on Prince Edward Island. It was a lovely period style house that is open to public. You have a personal tour in French or English. We were also lucky to meet and shake the hand of the Governor of Pei... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Government House is where the Founding fathers met in 1864 to discuss our future country, Canada. It was so neat to sit on the front stairs where Sir John A Macdonald sat so long ago. I took the tour inside which was very good. The building is beautiful. I also strolled through the gardens outside - lovely!

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Thank Karen D
Blyth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this attraction and our guide was terrific. Great stories, great history just sorry we missed the garden party the day before. Had wonderful conversation with the gardener on our way out.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Government House is a beautiful building in an even more beautiful park. The decor is worth seeing, and imagining the queen and other royals visiting adds a bit of fun to what would otherwise be simply a grand house. Tours are held on the half hour, and we had no problem following our guide with the other guests. Visitors must... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the LG's garden party in July and had a nice time. Wonderful views, beautiful gardens, excellent hospitality.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Free tours are conducted inside this historic mansion. Prominent location overlooking the Charlottetown harbour. Well tended perennial garden.

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Thank MMLDM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

We only drove by during our trip to Charlottetown but it was very beautiful! I generally am not interested in buildings but the view and mature area was breathtaking. I'd love to go back to walk the grounds.

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Thank Misha S
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

The main building is being renovated so the inside was not accessible. If you are interested in the workings, next door is the alternative. However, the edifice is lovely with flowers and statuary.

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Visited during a New Year levee. The architectural is beautiful as you might expect. There are also some beautiful paintings including several by Robert Harris who painted the Fathers of Confederation.

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