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Beaconsfield Historic House

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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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2 Kent St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1M6, Canada
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

A must-see jewel of Canadian history. We were given a private tour which is always a great. The guide knew his history which he mixed with a good portion of humour! Thoroughly enjoyable!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We visited the hotel because we are interested in history but also because the man who commissioned it had the same surname as us and we wondered if we might be related (we weren’t). Our guide Catherine was clearly very passionate about history and knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NorfolkClare
HarrisF59, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thanks NorfolkClare for the kind review of Beaconsfield!

Reviewed September 6, 2018

A historic Victorian house in Charlottetown, that mentions the life style of the era in which the house was built and its owners. It was heartbreaking to hear that most of the original furnishings were auctioned off in order to pay the taxes. Resembling the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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HarrisF59, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thanks Jirair M for the review of Beaconsfield. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

There is a guided tour that lasts 30-45 minutes. The tour is very interesting with lots of interesting facts about the house. It’s not large by modern standards, or other Victorian era mansions in much larger cities, but still worth seeing. Cost is very reasonable.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tshep42
HarrisF59, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thanks tshep42 for your review and kind words.

Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our guided tour round this house. Our guide was great, knowledgeable and friendly. We also got a chance to get up to the Belvedere. Good to know more about the people who lived in this area. Take a walk on the boardwalk...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NCCNottingham
Harris F, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Thanks NCCNottingham for the kind words. Glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Beaconsfield and in Charlottetown.

Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

...apparently the oldest house in Charlottetown. $5 each to enter, We were taken around by a very helpful guide although she did need a little prompting now and again. We saw rooms all three floors plus the rooftop viewing room, which gave fabulous views across...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Harris F, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Thanks Andy-S60 for your review of Beaconsfield Historic House.

Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful old historical house. Reminds me of some of the old houses along the coast. Beautiful period furniture and decorations. Easy to get to and easy to find parking. Staff was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Harris F, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

I'm glad you found the staff enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Thanks 770MCP for the review.

Reviewed August 11, 2018

Interesting house to visit with a knowledgeable tour guide. Impressive details throughout the house. I loved the intricate door hinges, tiles and moldings.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Harris F, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Thanks SGG2013 for your review of Beaconsfield. Very glad to hear you enjoyed the decorative detail throughout the home.

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Wow! Incredible. You should see this. Filled with local history and the opulence of the time period. The widows walk is stunning!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Harris F, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thanks Stacey F for the review. The home is situated on the beautiful Charlottetown waterfront and offers one of the nicest views in the city.

Reviewed July 28, 2018

Wonderful old house with period furniture (some from the original owners). Most of the architectural details (decorative coving and the ceiling medallions, wood floors, etc) are original to the house and in fantastic condition. Grounds are nicely maintained and the waterfront location has a great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Harris F, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

Thanks louguay67 for the kind review, very glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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