Helmcken House, Victoria

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Historic Site
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.
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  • Just a small little peace of history to be appreciated in an out of the way spot. I do believe there still might be a llecture that still takes place inside telling the details and history about the p...  more »
  • Great place for a stoll on the pathways around the home plus you can locate park benches in Thunderbird Park. We came during the snow storm last week, which was great to see, plus you need to purchase...  more »
  • This is a nice historical house located in the heart of the inner harbour of Victoria. A quick stop as part of a larger tour of downtown Victoria.  more »