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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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  • The FULFORD PALACE was built by a Senator who also owned a Pharmaceutical Company that was located on the corner of King St. east and court house, It is one of the most beautiful places that I have ev...  more »
  • This house is complete to the time period. The furnishings are original to the house. The house was donated to the province as a museum by the Fulford family. Guided tours offer the interesting histor...  more »
  • The staff is amazing! I have been there 5 times now. So much to see and learn. The craftsmanship of the house is breath taking. Alot of Canadian history is tied this land mark. Well worth the trip to ...  more »
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  • Beautiful house looking out onto the St. Lawrence River. Walk down the street and see the house of Major James Walsh who befriended Sitting Bull.
  • Have visited this home on numerous times. A step back in time. Enjoy listening to the stories that the guides share. Tour is a bit rushed. 4 stars because I wish we could take pictures.
  • An interesting museum and family story. Beautiful gardens and house. A tour makes the visit!
  • Wonderful to see a historic home that still has the original furnishings and household items in place.
  • Occasional guided tours only. Tour was short and very rushed. No pictures allowed. Don't waste your time.

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