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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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  • It was a rainy day outing and we were not expecting much. Wow was I wrong. The house was amazing, with many original furnishings. The guide and tour was excellent.. They could make a movie about the f...  more »
  • It is well worth the admission to have the chance to tour and learn about a fascinating piece of Canadian history.  more »
  • A Victorian mansion with period pieces. Absolutely this is a must see this turn of The century mansion.  more »
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  • Can still smell pee on the carpet and veranda was falling apart.Nice place but...Falling apart and will not rent for a gathering.
  • Beautiful property, great tour and friendly staff.
  • A real step into the past with a rich history to be told. Worth the visit if you love history!
  • 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.