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Helmcken House, Victoria
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Helmcken House is a museum in Victoria, British Columbia, located in Thunderbird Park. It was built by Dr. John Sebastian Helmcken, the first doctor in Victoria, in 1852, a surgeon with the Hudson's Bay Company. It is currently claimed to be the oldest house in British Columbia that is open to the public. Some interesting items on display include his medical kit.Work out when and for how long to visit Helmcken House and other Victoria attractions using our handy Victoria itinerary planner.
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This museum in Thunderbird Park was built in 1852 by Dr. John Sebastian Helmcken, the first doctor in Victoria, a surgeon with the Hudson's Bay Company. It is one of the oldest houses in British Colum... read more »
This house has been very well maintained with much of the original furniture exactly as it is in the photos of the time. The story of Helmcken is fascinating! The host there is a lovely woman who has ... read more »
This is a simple wood frame house and is apparently the oldest house in BC still standing in its original position. It is musty dark and gloomy inside and has a rather oppressive atmosphere. It was bu... read more »
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