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“History Abounds” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Government House

Government House
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US$91.80*
and up
1-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria
Ranked #8 of 175 things to do in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Government House is owned by the Crown in Right of British Columbia, and is the residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the province.
Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“History Abounds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Although the Government House is closed to the public, the gardens are beautiful. Don's forget to walk down to the Cary Castle Mews located on property for a look at this National Historic Site.

Visited July 2014
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Don't Miss the Guided Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

The guided tour is free and well worth the time. I learned more about the building and BC history than if I had done a self-guided tour. One of the bonuses is that they have "period actors/actresses" that provide little snippets of history along the way. Very entertaining. Our guide, Annika, was great.

Visited July 2014
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Portland, Oregom
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Well Worth a Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

The grounds surrounding the ceremonial home of British Columbia's Lieutenant (pronounced LEFT-tenant) Governor are lovely nd laden with history and there is no charge. Do go.

Visited July 2014
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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213 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Worth a visit for sure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

If you go on the castle tour stop by, its close and free and a lovely park to stroll and have a cup of Tea in the the garden.

Visited July 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“beautiful stained glass windows”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

The Government House is a beautiful building--both inside and out, BUT the stained glass windows are out of this world--totally beyond beautiful. They have guided tours you can go on or you can walk through the building on your own. Be sure you look up at the rotunda when you are inside--it's gorgeous.

Visited July 2014
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