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Fulford Place

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Address: 287 King St E, 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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Beautiful mansion!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This mansion is a very good reflection of decadent 1900 furnishings and decor. The history is interesting and the guides are very informed. I recommend this tour for anyone interested in seeing a snapshot of that time period.

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

Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear the guides did a good job, and that you enjoyed your visit. Please come again in future. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a whole lot of do in Brockville ... so decided to visit to the Fulford place. The castle is getting a little old but relatively well maintained. They don't allow pictures although I don't see why. The tour guide keeps reminding us not to step over the line .. otherwise she did know quite a lot about the history... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I am glad that our guide was able to tell you a lot about the history and that you had a relatively good visit. The no photography policy is in the process of being reviewed - it is my hope that it will be allowed in the near future. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside Fulford Place is very large but not ornate or architecturally spectacular. The interior is something else. Lots of dark oak type walls, grand staircases, beautiful chandeliers, ornate rooms, lots of baubles and period type furniture. Best of all is the ghost stories, so don't forget to ask. PM Mackenzie King was a friend of the family and... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. I am very glad you enjoyed your visit and beautiful antiques and artifacts in the home. As you note, we do have several ghost stories the docents can tell - floating orbs, poltergeists, lights on and off... Although we do not currently offer a ghost walk, if a visitor asks the guides will happy to... More 

Brockville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fulford Place is a real gem among the many attractions that bring visitors to Brockville. Not only is the house itself a magnificent structure, the interior rooms are absolutely magnificent. Ontario Heritage have done an exceptional job of preserving the furnishings and creating an atmosphere that seems to truly reflect the life of opulence that took place in this stately... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit, and it is always nice to hear that the guides are doing a great job! We will hope to see you again in the future. More 

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