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Beaconsfield Historic House, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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Distance from city center: 0.1mi
erato's pictureby erato History & Culture travel tip
added on the 11th of November, 2009
There are many beautiful and well preserved Victorian houses in Charlottetown, but most of them are private property and people live in them so you can admire them only from the outside.

Beaconsfield House was built in 1877 by a rich merchant. It was the fanciest house in the town and it is still the symbol of the Victorian elegance. It was renovated opened for the public in the 1970s, since then it works as a museum and home for lectures and other cultural events.

The rooms are furnished with authentic furniture and decoration and there is an amazing view to the harbor from the veranda and the flower garden.

The House, together with the other institutes working here, was awarded for the effort to preserve traditional Prince Edward Island heritage. It is really very elegant and gives a very special feeling. :)

2 Kent Street
Prince Edward Island

Adults: $4.25
Students: $3.25

Opening Hours:
Winter: 12:00pm to 16:00pm
Summer: hours vary

History & Culture

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