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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geepear
Canada163 contributions
Couples
Very nice tour of a beautiful home. The furniture & decoration are all great to look at. Our tour guide did a great job. My grandmother had lived in this house as a student back in the 1940s so it was wonderful to see the history behind it.
Written September 20, 2016
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DalGrauer1987
Vancouver, Canada36 contributions
Couples
You have to take a guided tour but the guides are knowledgeable and it provides a good story as well as insights into life and living of the elite of the time
Written October 18, 2018
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Santana S
Olds, Canada17 contributions
Solo
The home itself is kind of off the beaten path up near the government buildings, but the surrounding residential area is full of gorgeous old homes, too, making it well work the walk. The tour guide was very knowledgeable (much more so than a similar tour at the lieutenant governor's house) and was accommodating as well. She let me stash my backpack in the office so I could move more easily through the house. I really appreciated the thoughtfulness. The house is beautiful, well restored, and has brilliant yard and view of the harbour. I love seeing these old homes and Beaconsfield has definitely made an impression!
Written July 27, 2017
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Thank you for taking the time to review Beaconsfield Historic House. The West End of Charlottetown features many beautiful homes from the era and is only a short walk from the waterfront.
Written July 28, 2017
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Linda A
Toronto, Canada11 contributions
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
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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jacquie475
Innerleithen, UK79 contributions
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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Car01777
Ottawa, Canada31 contributions
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, MN786 contributions
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, Australia35 contributions
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
NJ-NY394 contributions
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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