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Fulford Place, Brockville

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Fulford Place is the start of the 20th century mansion home of Senator George Taylor Fulford, a Canadian businessman and politician. The home is now a historic house museum reflecting Edwardian period decorations, and is operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1992.HistoryThe Fulfords had a mansion built for them in Brockville, Ontario on the shore of the St. Lawrence River where several other beautiful estates were located, many of which were owned by other successful businesspeople. In 1898, Fulford commissioned their estate to be built on the King’s Highway, on the eastern edge of Brockville. Architect Albert W. Fuller from Albany, New York, designed Fulford Place and it was elaborately decorated in the Beaux-Arts style. It was finished in 1901, and had 35 rooms making up 20 000 square feet. Since Fulford was an important figure in both the political world and the business scene, entertaining was one of Fulford Place’s primary functions. The house thus contains a grand hall, a dining room to seat over fifty guests, a spacious verandah, and a rococo-style drawing room for the ladies and a Moorish smoking room adjacent to a billiard room for the gentlemen.Notably, the grounds at Fulford Place were designed by the Olmsted Brothers, and the recently restored formal Italianate garden is a rare and important example of a privately owned Olmsted-designed garden.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Discover the majestic manor house Fulford. All the designs are original. This Mansion is full of wealth. Supplies are sumptuous and the woodwork is refined. You will also discover the passages of the servants through the walls of the mansion. Keirsten was our guide was wonderful. She explained both in French and English history of the Manor and the Fulford family. Do you like ghosts? Ask him to tell the stories of the Manor.
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  • August 14, 2017
    I work in a museum and receive reciprocals at many museums. I like to compare and contrast displays, buildings, techniques ect. I was excited to come and see this house as it looked stunning from the ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We had a hard time finding this place. We ended at the Fulford Academy. All the street numbers were missed up. I was only allowed to take pictures outside or in the shop. Fulford made a fortune by sel...  more »
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  • March 14, 2017
    Can still smell pee on the carpet and veranda was falling apart.Nice place but...Falling apart and will not rent for a gathering.
  • July 5, 2017
    Beautiful property, great tour and friendly staff.
  • January 8, 2016
    A real step into the past with a rich history to be told. Worth the visit if you love history!
  • August 18, 2012
    Fulford Place is an impressive house museum located in the original Edwardian home of George T. Fulford (1852-1905). Fulford was a patent medicine manufacturer whose products gained world-wide usage during his lifetime and afterwards. 'Pink Pills for Pale People' was sold in most countries. The house is furnished with the family possessions that were acquired on numerous world travels. The grounds of the property contain a restored formal gardens that were designed in the beginning by the Omstead Brothers of American fame. The building stands much as it did when completed in 1901 to the architectural plans of Albert W. Fuller, an architect based in Albany, NY.

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