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Address: 1 Terry Fox Dr, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 0E8, Canada
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Very lovely setting

OK. the house isn't anything all that special. At least, not compared to many of the vice-regal or regal residences we've seen over the years. But what a setting! Overlooking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Montreal, Canada

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Montreal, Canada
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK. the house isn't anything all that special. At least, not compared to many of the vice-regal or regal residences we've seen over the years. But what a setting! Overlooking the water with lovely, well-maintained gardens. Worth a walk about. Our guide was charming but her attempt at doing a French language version of the tour was a bit stilted,... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the entire grounds are beautiful & a nice area to relax & 'smell the flowers'. The gatehouse has good historic displays.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to visit on the final day of house tours. Our guide was enthusiastic about the property and very informative. The grounds were lovely too. Sat on the veranda enjoying the sunshine and the view we felt very happy to be on PEI.

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Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The home is only open a few times a year when the Governor isn't in residence. So we were not able to see inside the residence but were able to walk on the grounds and the flower garden. Very well maintained grounds.

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Palm Beach, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised that the Government house looked as bad as it did. We were told that they were renovating but it would take a whole makeover to do it right.

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Decatur, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Government House is a working resident of the Leftenant Governor of Prince Edward Island (well, he is really the governor, but the empirical Brits did not want to see the first native-born governor have such a lofty title so they changed it to sound "lesser"). The house is beautiful, as are the grounds and location. Our tour guide was excellent... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of Charlottetown's heritage. The building and land are beautifully kept. It's a relaxing place to walk around. There's a small, but pretty garden. Gorgeous old trees. Park benches and seating to relax. Close to Beaconsfield Historic House, Victoria Park, Government pond and just 3 - 4 blocks from the city's downtown area.

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Bowmanville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds and very interesting tour! Guide was knowledgeable. It was great to be able to walk into/through the various rooms as opposed to only seeing them from the doorway like in a museum.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 August 16, 2016

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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