Beaconsfield Historic House

Beaconsfield Historic House

Beaconsfield Historic House
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Beaconsfield Historic House was built in 1877 as the residence of a wealthy shipbuilder. It is an enduring symbol of Victorian elegance and its garden and veranda offer a perfect view of beautiful Charlottetown Harbour.
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Linda A
Toronto, Canada11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I think the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation could do a better job on tours of this lovely historic house. Tour was cheesy. Granted, it was only six bucks. There was a creepy life-size doll of "John A, MacDonald" slumped on a chair in the first room. What did he have to do with Beaconsfield? Would have liked to see more historic photos of the house (e.g., 2nd floor balcony is now gone. What did it look like?). Wasn't the second owner, Henry Cundall, into photography? The tour was interrupted by museum staff rifling down the stairs from the upstairs offices at the end of their workday. Nothing was said about the carriage house next door. Disappointed.
Written June 19, 2022
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Annie P
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Wanted to visit the house, door locked even though it was supposedly opened….after 15 minutes waiting, I rang the doorbell, and a lady came at the door and told me it was closed for the day! How about taping a note to tell visitors??? There were about 10 people waiting. That’s rude!
Written June 21, 2022
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edge8400
Valrico, FL485 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Had hoped to stroll through this historic home but was only able to view its grounds and use it coffee shop. Establishment is currently closed due to repairs done after being damaged in a 2022 storm. Still worth a walk by on your way to Victoria Park.
Written August 18, 2023
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jacquie475
Innerleithen, UK100 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The tourist information gave us information about this place and sent us on our way here but when we got here it was closed. This information was obviously not communicated to the local tourist information, there was no notice on the door and there website said there were open. There was a door bell which we rang and some airy fairy women just said they were closed and when we said there was no notice on the door or info on the website and that the tourist info had sent us she just shrugged and said again they were closed for orientation. Not a very professional set up at all.
Written June 28, 2022
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Chaitanya
Cambridge, Canada1,208 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
It is a historic house a little bit away from downtown (still walkable distance).
Pretty yellow house next to the river - is a great spot to come for a picnic or just relax.
The house makes for great photos due to its idyllic location and views.
Written December 20, 2022
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Car01777
Ottawa, Canada28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
We really enjoyed our tour if this historic property. Very well maintained and worth a visit. Very nice garden with beautiful view of the water.
Written July 26, 2017
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Thank you for your kind words, we offer a beautiful view of the Charlottetown Harbour from our verandah.
Written July 27, 2017
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Tom I
Minneapolis, MN743 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
Don't pass by the house because it looks plain on the outside. The interior is exquisitely decorated and furnished. Reasonable admission.
Written September 21, 2016
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Gilbert L
Hobart, Australia32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
$5 entry buys a really interesting tour of this magnificent house that has been kept in very good, near original condition. The furnishings are not original from the house but are accurate to the period when the house was built. The story of the house and its many uses over the years was well told. Well worth the time to visit. Guides in English and French languages are provided throughout the day.
Written July 29, 2017
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Thank you for your favourable response of your visit to Beaconsfield Historic House.
Written July 31, 2017
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SayCheese
Trenton, NJ401 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Very interesting tour at $3.75 USD! Really drove home the wealth of shipbuilding. Air conditioned building. Have to walk upstairs to 2nd story. Beautifully decorated and great docents. Do plan to sit on the side porch to reflect a few moments on the grandeur and tragedy of life for those who lived in it. Cute gift shop. So appreciate their letting everyone take time to really view and experience the rooms and to take photographs. Strongly suggest walking the neighborhood and enjoying all the beautiful homes!
Written July 26, 2017
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RickandKarenB
Mallorytown, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Excellent tour given by a very knowledgeable tour guide. Fantastic building! Well maintained and period correct. Well worth the stop!
Written July 25, 2017
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Thanks for the kind words and for encouraging others to stop in.
Written July 27, 2017
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