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Fulford Place

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Address: 287 King Street East, Brockville, Ontario K6V 1E1, Canada
Phone Number: 16134983003
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Museum hours Fulford Place is open for guided tours and educational...

Museum hours Fulford Place is open for guided tours and educational programs year round by appointment. Summer hours: Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day - Seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. English tours hourly from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. French tours at 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Off-season hours: Contact the museum for a complete schedule. Admissions for 2016 • Adults - $6 • Seniors and students - $5 • Families (Two adults and up to two children aged 7-16) - $15 • Children 6 and under - free • Passport (combined admission to Homewood Museum in Maitland) - $6 HST not included Accessibility Fulford Place is equipped with an elevator (large enough for two people with one wheelchair). There is also a ramp to give visitors access to the veranda. Site description: Walk the same halls as royalty. Get a rare glimpse of the luxurious lifestyle of another era. Discover the story of Senator George T. Fulford, explore the grand Fulford mansion and marvel at the many original family furnishings. Stroll through the restored Olmsted Brothers gardens and immerse yourself in Ontario's rich heritage. Senator George Taylor Fulford made millions of dollars from "Pink Pills for Pale People" - a patent medicine he manufactured in Brockville and sold around the world. Fulford recognized the commercial potential of the readership developed by mass-circulation newspapers and built his business on saturation print advertising. He constructed Fulford Place, a 20,000-square-foot Edwardian mansion between 1899 and 1901. The original grounds were designed by Frederick Olmsted of the Olmsted landscaping firm, which also designed Central Park in New York City. Restoration of the Fulford gardens was one of the Ontario Heritage Trust's most exciting heritage garden conservancy projects. The restoration included the Italianate-style gardens, an elaborate triton fountain, statuary, stone walls and gates. Through generous donations from a number of individuals and organizations, the Trust restored the Italianate Garden, a key component of this nationally significant historic landscape. Original tapestries, paintings, statuary and ceramics collected on the Fulfords' world travels are on display throughout the period rooms and are featured in special exhibits. The grand style of the Beaux Art house was ideally suited to the Fulfords, as they entertained Canadian Prime Ministers, British princes and the neighbouring well-to-do whose grand "cottages" lined the St. Lawrence River.

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step back in time

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a fabulous mansion with servants and butlers and the most magnificent view o of the waterfront to watch the boats go by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Johnstown, Canada
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Johnstown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a fabulous mansion with servants and butlers and the most magnificent view o of the waterfront to watch the boats go by?? Fulford House has it all. Historic preserved in it original form, furniture and grandeur. My imagination ran wild thinking what it would be like to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well preserved estate with an interesting history. I followed up this visit with a short drive to the cemetary to view their mausoleum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fulford Place is having free concerts on the balcony every Wednesday at noon until 1pmin July and August 2016. Bring your lunch and relax. Donations accepted

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Thank Dot H
Brockville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is very interesting, the guides can be really fun and interesting. They do the best they can and are eager to please. The building has been neglected severely. I assume because Brockville is a small area and funding goes to bigger centres. It is unfortunate because the majesty of the building is incredible

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a very interesting step back into time. Loved all the original furniture and detail in the home. Probably not a great attraction for younger children as the tour is a little dry and you really cannot touch anything. Was disappointed by the lack of gardens, we expected the garden space to be a bit grander and a nice spot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good time with my family going here the story was very interesting and the person who guided us was great. It was fun to go here but most kids would find it boring but ours liked it overall it was fun to learn about the history of the house and the people who lived in it and oh... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

So enjoyed this tour!! The staff were very knowledgeable and full of great stories about a life most of us can only dream about. I was channelling my inner Downtown Abbey the whole time. Fascinating look at a time that will never be repeated.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited this place on June 1, 2016. House is gorgeous , inside and out. It is 20000 sq. Ft. Most of the furniture, items on display are original. This is the house of a Canadian millionaire, one of Canadian society's business and social elite. House was built in the early 1900s. Our young your guide did... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

A very large home along Millionaire's Row, in Brockville. The outside, while impressive in scale, lacks a bit of pizzazz with landscaping and groundskeeping. Once inside though, the grandeur of the rooms and decorations is quite amazing. The Fulford family story is a large part of the whole picture, and definitely lends an extra dimension to the experience. If the... More 

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Brockville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Fulford Place is well worth the visit to see how where people lived in the gilded age. The volunteer tour guides are informative and friendly. The garden is lovely with it's fountain, plants and paths. There is a place to have tea and sandwiches but I've not tried it. During the summer they operate a historic haunted tour of Brockville.

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