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“Kid Friendly”
Review of Government House

Government House
Ranked #5 of 60 things to do in Regina
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Now open to visitors, this was once home to lieutenant-governors of Canada's Northwest Territories.
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Kid Friendly”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

I visited here with my 3 and 5 year old. They enjoyed trying to find Jocko the monkey who has a new hiding place each month (they receive tattoos for finding its location). The house is a wonderful example of how the well to do lived in the beginning of the 1900s. The new museum addition is a first class display explaining the role of the lieutenant governor's role in Canadian society. There's a dress up room upstairs with costumes for adults and children so they can pose in the horse carriage. Don't miss the playroom in the basement - it's hard to find through a door near the washrooms. My children had a lot of fun in there. Then we enjoyed exploring the yard and enjoying the flower gardens.

Visited July 2013
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British Columbia, Canada
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20 reviews
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“Loved this historical site.”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Very well presented, loved the history. Staff were exceptional, helpfull and informative. Would definetly advise visiting this attraction. Victorian history and info on past governement. Worth the time.

Visited July 2013
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“Wonderful experience, If any tourist are here in Regina they should definitely give a visit to this magnificent house.”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

It was an amazing experience going through that house, its like you are back in 1900's, the antique decoration of the house was mindblowing, Also it is free to take a tour of the house and the staff there were really friendly , When I arrived there I was then allotted with a host who was really friendly and had extensive knowledge about the place. All in all I just really enjoyed the tour and I would recommend to other tourist to give a visit there.

Visited June 2013
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Chemainus, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Historical Tour”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Loved the history of the House. Antiques throughout as it is staged as it would have been in the late 1800's. Great education!

Visited November 2012
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Oakville, Canada
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“Victorian Tea”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

The Government house Historical Society offers a Victorian Tea the first Sunday of the month from March to December. Friends and I went to the May tea and had a fantastic time.

Government House is a fun spot to start with but the Victorian tea is an extra excuse to go. We went for the 2:30 seating but did not find there was enough time to tour the building afterward so would suggest the 1pm seating instead. Reservations are required for the tea.

You have your choice of 3 options for the tea. - 1) sandwiches, scones and dessert 2) Scones and dessert 3) dessert and of course all come with a lovely tea blend. Highest price was 9$.

The Tea takes place in a ballroom with a beautiful chandelier. Servers are dressed in era costumes and there are even guests in dresses and fascinators (although not necessary).

The garden was not in bloom yet so I hope to go back in the summer to finish exploring both the house and the Edwardian gardens.

The tea has a cost but the building and grounds are open to the public for free.

Visited May 2013
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