Old Government House, Fredericton

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Government House is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, as well as that in Fredericton of the Canadian monarch. It stands on a 4.5 ha (11 acre) estate along the Saint John River in the provincial capital at 51 Woodstock Road; while the equivalent building in many countries has a prominent, central place in the territorial capital, the site of New Brunswick's Government House is relatively unobtrusive within Fredericton, giving it more the character of a private home.HistoryIntended to replace the residence of the colonial Lieutenant Governors of New Brunswick that burned down in 1825, Government House was erected between 1826 and 1828 on the site of the former Acadian settlement of Sainte-Anne, and served as meeting place for the viceroy and his Executive Council, balls, and state dinners.In 1890, however, Lieutenant Governor Samuel Leonard Tilley felt the maintenance budget for the house was insufficient and consequently relocated, after which the former viceregal residence took on other roles. From 1896 to 1900, it served as New Brunswick's Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, was a military barracks through World War I, a soldiers' hospital following the war, and, from 1934 to 1988, was the J Division regional headquarters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
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  • This is a mansion on acreage in Fredericton down town. It is a National, and Provincial Historic Property and so plaques are located on site, stroll the grounds at the back is Trail for hiking and a M...  more »
  • We had an event here and it was an added attraction to have the Lieutenant Governor herself welcome us into her home. The building is rich in history, art, and architecture. We toured the rooms, looke...  more »
  • This stately property is worth the drive, even at rush hour. Tours are available however we would recommend that you call ahead to determine their hours....we got there too late. The grounds are well-...  more »
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