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“Go to the Governor's House across the street instead”

Beaconsfield Historic House
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US$21.27*
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City Highlights Bus Tour of Charlottetown
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Canada
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41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Go to the Governor's House across the street instead”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

The Beaconsfield House is one of Charlottetown's oldest building, making it a historic site. You can grab a 15 minute tour of the house while you're there. The house itself is pretty cool (especially when you think of yourself living there), but much of the house is closed to visitors and it's furnished mostly with non-original pieces.

Entrance costs $5. Save a little money and go across the street to the Governor's House for a free tour of a more impressive building.

Visited August 2014
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Dayton, Ohio
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110 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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“Victorian Architecture”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour. The house has some of the most modern features of its time. The craftsmanship in houses like this always amazes me. The ownership of the house is an interesting story. After the tour we sat on the side porch & enjoyed the beautiful view of Charlottetown Harbor. We were visiting Charlottetown from a cruise ship & Beaconsfield was about a 20 minute walk from where the ship docked. We were just ambling along so it could be walked a lot faster.

Visited July 2014
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Playa Del Carmen
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Historical Home”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We always enjoy an opportunity to step back into history and see how some folks lived. This home is absolutely stunning and our guide provided many interesting details about the home and the original owner. What was most amazing was the fact that architect was only 21years old. Worth seeing. Guided tour- 5 dollars per person.

Visited July 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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24 reviews
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“Beautiful but Rushed”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

I walked past the house on my morning run, and just had to see what was inside. The house itself is a fantastic victorian with furniture and fixtures of the period. The issue was the tourguide. She could have spun a great story of the rise and fall of the builder, but we had to pull facts from her. Big disappointment. We were in and out in 15 min, and it could have been an hour if the background and story was more....well....story-like. Get a little more into the explanations or it falls flat. As my son said when we left "wow, the tour guide really makes it or breaks it Mom"

Visited July 2014
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London, Canada
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“Beautiful home”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is an excellent house to walk through and see up close what it would be like to live there over 100 years ago. The tours are frequent so recommend go with a guide and learn some specific details about the people who have lived there. Take some time to sit on the porch facing the water.

Visited July 2014
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