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Fulford Place

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Address: 287 King St E, Brockville, Ontario K6V 1E1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-498-3003
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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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Date with Santa!

Oh the festive atmosphere! Victorian Christmas Craft fare! Tea goodies Picture with Santa! I look forward to this yearly! I love living here! The town...wish the mansion! ☺

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
C. Elaine L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh the festive atmosphere! Victorian Christmas Craft fare! Tea goodies Picture with Santa! I look forward to this yearly! I love living here! The town...wish the mansion! ☺

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Thank C. Elaine L
Pamela P, Manager at Fulford Place, responded to this review

Hi Elaine, I am glad to hear you enjoyed yourself at Victorian Christmas. It was a fantastic day, and we look forward to organizing something similar again next year. Pamela More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Well worth the visit. Had an excellent knowledgeable tour guide. A lot of history re previous residents, architecture and furnishings

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Pamela P, Manager at Fulford Place, responded to this review

Hello Howard, I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that your docent did a great job! We hope to welcome you again the next time you are in the area! More 

Brockville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Mansion that exposes you to the lifestyle of the rich and famous from the early 1900's and how the local millionaires lived throughout the 1000 Island region.

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Pamela P, Manager at Fulford Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Fulford Place. We hope you will visit again in future - each tour guide tells slightly different stories, so there is always a new nuance to take in. More 

Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Minutes from downtown Brockville. Interesting house. Good story. Do the Brockville Ghost Walk first, if possible. The Fulford Place tour hints at a ghost story but you'll more on the ghost walk.

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Pamela P, Manager at Fulford Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our guides are able to tell ghost stories on the tour, but most do not make them a centre-piece. If visitors are particularly interested they should be sure to ask their guide at the start of the tour to be sure to include a few. The Ghost Walk is a great way to delve deeper... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

It's a very beautiful big house of self- made millionaire George Fulford. There is a lot of old furnished rooms. Everything is nice and well kept. You can easily imaging the life of the Senator and his family in this house. The tours in English start every hour, they also have tours in French at particular time (11-15, I believe).... More 

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Pamela P, Manager at Fulford Place, responded to this review

Hello Maria, Thank you for your comments on your recent visit to Fulford Place. I am glad you enjoyed your tour -- you are correct that French tours leave at 11:15, and also at 1:15 and 3:15, until Sept. 4th. We are currently reviewing our photography policy, so perhaps soon photos will be allowed inside the house. Thanks for making... More 

Brockville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The patio where the wedding took place was breathtaking. Not only was the view of the 1000 Island wonderful but the bride was radiant.

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Pamela P, Manager at Fulford Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. The patio (or veranda) is a lovely spot for a wedding. Glad that you enjoyed it, and that the bride exuded happiness. We are very pleased that we could be a part of the day. More 

Mitchell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

As we started our tour in the kitchen/laundry areas, we were reminded of the TV series - Downton Abbey series. Our young tour guide was very thorough in her delivery and was not side tracked by our frequent questions. The interior is well preserved given the enormous size of the home. Ever heard of the "little pink pill" or Dodds... More 

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Pamela P, Manager at Fulford Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review! I am glad to hear that your guide did a good job, and was able to answer your questions. We appreciate your recommendation, and hope to welcome you again in future. More 

Stony Plain, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

You can dream about the way things were for the wealthy people who frequented this beautiful area of Ontario. The tour guide was very pleasant and well informed, a pleasure to talk with. The facility is just gorgeous and the stories intriguing. Loved it.

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Pamela P, Manager at Fulford Place, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are very glad to hear that your guide provided a good tour, and that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Gorgeous and interesting to the max! The century home is beautifully and exquisitely maintained, very close to its original layout in almost every respect. Ridiculously ornate and overdone in its trappings, massively redundant in its size (for example, because guests arrived by boat and water from opposite directions, the foyer consists of 1500 sq ft of mahogany and leather from... More 

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Pamela P, Manager at Fulford Place, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review of Fulford Place. I am very glad to hear that your guide did a good job and that you enjoyed the tour. We will hope to welcome you again in future. More 

Ottawa, ON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

This building was the highlight of our short visit to Brockville. A palatial home of 40 rooms built between 1899 and 1901. After paying the seniors fee of $5 plus HST we took the early morning tour, 10 AM, guided by Carmen. Carmen was very informed about the history and construction of the home and the accompanying yacht. It is... More 

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