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Beaconsfield Historic House

2 Kent St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1M6, Canada
+1 902-368-6603
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Beaconsfield Historic House was built in 1877 as the residence of a wealthy shipbuilder. It is an enduring symbol of Victorian elegance and its garden and veranda offer a perfect view of beautiful Charlottetown Harbour.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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2 Kent St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1M6, Canada
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"period pieces"
in 8 reviews
"victorian architecture"
in 6 reviews
"original owner"
in 3 reviews
"living area"
in 2 reviews
"light fixtures"
in 2 reviews
"ship building industry"
in 2 reviews
"william morris wallpaper"
in 2 reviews
"fantastic building"
in 2 reviews
"door hardware"
in 2 reviews
"very interesting tour"
in 3 reviews
"original features"
in 2 reviews
"answer our questions"
in 2 reviews
"knowledgeable guides"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"wonderful guide"
in 2 reviews
"visiting charlottetown"
in 5 reviews
"lots of history"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff member at the house gave us a fantastic tour the other day. He knew so many fascinating elements about the house and was a great storyteller. Well worth a visit!

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Harris F, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Jaclyn F for the favourable review and for encouraging others to visit!

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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Dating from 1874 this home has been beautifully restored. Considering its age it would have been an amazing building when it was built. If you love be old homes, William Morris wallpaper and history this is the place for you. The guided visit took about...More

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Harris F, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thanks Lesterbeach for the kind review and encouraging others to visit Beaconsfield.

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We saw this beautiful house and started to read review from tripadvisor fellow friends. All we can say, it is worth visiting the house. We had a pleasant tour around the house and our tour guide, Katherine gave great insights of the origins, the past...More

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Harris F, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thanks ant7007 for your kind review of Beaconsfield Historic House and encouraging others to visit.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

The guides here are full of amazing facts about the history of this house and well worth the C$5 entry. Many original features still here and nice gardens overlooking the bay. Only about 15 mins from the port, it is an easy walk to get...More

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Harris F, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thanks bristolbob for visiting Beaconsfield Historic House. Glad to hear you had a wonderful tour and thank you for encouraging others to stop in.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We stumbled on this historic house walking around Charlottetown on a Sunday. So many things were closed but we toured this house for $10 for 2 people. Well preserved and right on the water you can see how the wealthy lived in the 1800s when...More

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Harris F, General Manager at Beaconsfield Historic House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thanks jfd for stopping at Beaconsfield Historic House. We are glad to be open on the weekends when cruise ships are in port. Thank you for encouraging others to stop in.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

we choose to go here halfway through our trip, it was a nice relaxing addition that we choose just out of the blue seeing the sign the day before duing a carraige tour. it was very education (in an exciting was i swear) we loveed...More

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Management response:Responded 2 October 2017

Thank you for your review of Beaconsfield Historic House. I am glad you enjoyed an informative and friendly tour.

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

If you like historic houses and hearing the stories of the people who inhabit them then this is a not to miss house. The Heritage Foundation does a very intimate tour and the price is very reasonable. The house is magnificent. The house is a...More

Thank Carol D
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Management response:Responded 25 September 2017

Thanks Carol D for telling others Beaconsfield Historic House is not to be missed. Glad you enjoyed our tour.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our personal tour of the Beaconsfield House. Every room on the main floor was brought back to as original as possible. Only one photo exists of the interior so it was a tough project. All the furniture is true to it's period, but...More

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Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Thanks Rose for the kind review of Beaconsfield Historic House and for adding nice photos to encourage others to stop in.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

While visiting Charlottetown I walked to this historic house and took the tour...I was the only person in line, so hot a private tour with a knowledgeable young man.....you could not go into the rooms...only look in from the door, but it was still interesting...More

Thank Sheri M
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Management response:Responded 14 September 2017

Thank you Sheri M for your review. Glad to hear you had a great tour at Beaconsfield and thank you for encouraging others to stop in.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Walking the waterside boardwalk and following the guided tour line on the sidewalk we arrived at Beaconsfield. Decided to take the $5 CDN tour of the interior of this fine example of Victorian architecture. Lovely restored 1867 mansion with all but one original furnishing, the...More

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Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Thank you Ted M for your review of Beaconsfield Historic House and encouraging others to take our tour.

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