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Villa Montezuma Museum
Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“I wish we could have gone inside”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

I failed to do enough research to realize that this attraction has been closed since 2006. The architecture from the outside is extremely interesting and the view of the downtown from the street in front of the building is very impressive. I would have ranked it higher if there was an opportunity to see the interior also.

Visited February 2014
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Encinitas, California
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“ClosedNot renovatedGreat panorama of Downtown SD”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Amazing whimsical old building with great history;
Admire it from the street!
K St and 20th also offers a panorama of Downtown with the new library dome

Visited October 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“A veritable Antiques Roadshow junkie paradise!”
Reviewed June 13, 2005

Okay, okay, so it's not in the absolute best part of town. And it's rumored to be haunted. But if you can handle a fairly benign neighborhood of Victorian fixer-uppers and a ghost story or two, you'll be glad you came. It is worth the extra mile or two outside of the tourist loop.

The grounds need some work, but the interior and exterior of the 1880s house are stunning. The historical society has done an amazing job of matching beautiful, ornate period pieces to known descriptions of Shepard's home and its contents. The docent on the day we visited had an extraordinary wealth of knowledge about the original owner, the history of the house, and several of the pieces on display. Jesse Shepard (later Francis Grierson) was a charismatic, fascinating man, and the house reflects his personality and San Diego's "boom" days very well. Unlike the Whaley House and other historical properties in the area, nothing is roped off in the Villa Montezuma, which makes the experience that much more enjoyable.

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