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Beaconsfield Historic House

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Address: 2 Kent Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1M6, Canada
Phone Number: 902-368-6603
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A Beautiful View

This is a worthwhile place to visit! A lovely,well-maintained home, with an interesting story. And a fully guided tour, with a knowledgable guide! And a lovely garden, on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
susieq1477
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Ingersoll, Canada
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Ingersoll, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a worthwhile place to visit! A lovely,well-maintained home, with an interesting story. And a fully guided tour, with a knowledgable guide! And a lovely garden, on the waterfront, right beside Victoria Park!

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We toured this place today and recommend that you take this on as part of the history lesson of the island. The tour only costs $5.00 with a 10% discount for seniors. This was originally built as a sail ship merchant's house and was returned to the financial lender when steamship industry took over. The tour walks you through the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This historic old home is well kept in all its grandeur. The guide was knowledgable and able to answer most questions.

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Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Splendid historical visit and such a good tour of the house. Our guide told interesting facts and had indepth knowledge.

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Thank AnsaFinland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This house has a interesting history and is very connected to the history of Charlottetown. The volunteers toured us through the house and pointed out several unique features.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very instructive and delightful tour. Very beautiful home, worth the detour. Full of history and gorgeous decor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Historic home of the 1870s. Tour guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. Also be sure to walk around the garden and down to the lake.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

What a stately Victorian architectural treasure! Built from 1877 to 1882, Beaconsfield was the luxury home of a young couple who invested heavily in sail cargo. Unfortunately, steam became the more efficient transport; and these folks were too slow to adapt and went bankrupt, having enjoyed their home for less than one year! Our two guides, Pearl and Laura, were... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Had a Delightful tour with a young girl who was charming and informative. House is beautiful. But after the tour, in the office, I asked the manager a couple of questions about the history of the house and found her to be rude, abrupt and cold. The house is only open in the afternoons and not on the weekends or... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This house is packed with history that you really need to tour more than once as you alway miss seeing something each time you visit that you missed on all the other visits. Each visit will never leave you feeling empty of history but feeling overwhelmed with what knowledge that you are unable to retain all the information you have... More 

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