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Minister's Island

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Address: 199 Carriage Road, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 0A4, Canada
Phone Number: (506) 529 5081
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Located on its own island, this historic attraction is the former home of...

Located on its own island, this historic attraction is the former home of railroad builder Sir William Van Horne.

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Amazing place

This place makes you want to stay its so amazing accessible only when tide is out very private and full of history. A tad bit pricey but ...

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Helda T
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place makes you want to stay its so amazing accessible only when tide is out very private and full of history. A tad bit pricey but ...

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Thank Helda T
Saskatoon, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are a fan of Downton Abbey series you will enjoy your time at Minister's Abbey. For a $10 entry fee you are transported back into the late 1800's when you tour around Van Horne's summertime cottage, bathhouse, and barn. Check the tides before you go as you can only cross the road to the island during low tide... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This trip to Minister's Island I saw the Saint John string quartet play at the bathhouse and it was a really enjoyable and unique experience. This island is truly beautiful even without a special event, but this made it even more cool! Keep an eye open for events on the island because I heard that there have been concerts before... More 

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Thank RikThurnheer
Hartland, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We travelled to Ministers Island one afternoon after checking the schedule for tide being out. We were amazed by this NB treasure and loved touring around the grounds and especially in the large home of William Van Horne. What a beautiful and unique place to visit. We would love to return some day again.

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Thank freckles__16
Portage la Prairie, Canada
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184 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The novelty of driving through the ocean at low tide to reach the island made for a delightful start to our excursion. The estate is interesting, especially the house with its many rooms and lovely views from the windows. Glad we stopped here for an afternoon.

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Thank sarahnaid
Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique experience (driving along the ocean floor at low tide!) Took our one year old daughter and be sure to have a carrier for young kids- not stroller friendly. We were able to hike around the grounds wearing her and it was a great afternoon. The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable about the property. A fun afternoon with the... More 

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Thank Jodie H
Riverview, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am still in a time warp after my recent visit to Minister's Island. I will go back several times. We had only 2.5 hours and it was not long enough. It is absolutely spectacular. We wandered about the rooms, which are not cordoned off, and it was so REAL. You are not just looking from a distance, you're actually... More 

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Thank Sue P
Aurora, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I decided to try at cycle the 7km trail around the island. You definitely need a mountain bike as parts of the trail are quite challenging. If you want to explore as well, get there at the opening for low tide which gives you plenty of time before you have to leave. You can easily start wandering the beaches and... More 

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Thank Paul L
Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Minister's Island can be driven to from the mainland via a narrow beach causeway only during "low tide" periods making this an "experience" in itself. There are hiking trails available throughout as well as a private home to explore (fee imposed)

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The story of the railroad builder who built himself this summer home on a private island is fascinating. Check the tide schedule as you will need to drive to the island and back when the tide is low. We joined a tour of the main house and then strolled around the island. Very happy to see that the property is... More 

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