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“Doug”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Helmcken House

Helmcken House
Ranked #80 of 179 things to do in Victoria
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Victoria, Canada
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54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Doug”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Not really very interesting except for historians. Close to the museum therefore easy to take in. Poor parking. OK if you have never seen a Victorian dwelling.

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English first
Comox, Canada
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317 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“A neat little piece of history”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

Quaint to visit, tells the story of an important part of Victoria's history, but a fairly standard small museum with exhibits.

Visited May 2012
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Canada
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689 reviews
269 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Beside the museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

An original house located in the original location, located to the left and behind the BC museum. We had a tour guide taking us through the house and answering questions. This is a Free and leisurely tour of a home owned and lived in by Dr. Helmcken (his statute is outside. He was one of the three representatives representing BC in their bid to join Canada in the 1800's.

Although small, the house was interesting and our tour guide gave us a prospective of what life was like in Victoria in the late 1800's.

Visited July 2012
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Sheridan, Wyoming, United States
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154 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Worth a Quick Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

If you go to the Royal BC Museum, stop here as well. You get a really good feel for early Victoria.

Visited May 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Nice place to visit around Christmas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2012

A wonderful look into one of Victoria's first families. Loved the stories told about their lives.

Visited December 2011
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