Point Ellice House, Victoria

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Step into the daily life of an upper-class Victorian family with a visit to Point Ellice House. The house belonged to Irish immigrant Peter O'Reilly, one of the first Gold Commissioners and judges in British Columbia. The middle-class family frequently invited visitors for breakfast, lunch, and tea, and today you can still take lunch or tea at the house. The O'Reillys moved in in 1867; more than 100 years later their descendants sold the house to the province and left all their personal belongings behind. Tour the collection of Victorian items, and then take part in the family's favorite pastime of tea and cakes on the lawn overlooking the water. To visit Point Ellice House and get the most from your holiday in Victoria, create itinerary details personal to you using our Victoria online trip planner .
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  • Fantastic house and garden tour! The staff do an incredible job of providing the history of the house and gardens and you can just imagine what it was like to live in the home so many years ago. I hig...  more »
  • Spent a full day at Point Ellice House for Mother’s Day. Loved the historic tour of the homestead and loved the garden tour! Both very knowledgeable guides. However the high tea was disappointing. The...  more »
  • Went for tea with my sister and niece, wasn't very good. The tea wasn't in proper teapots the sugar was Tim Horton's packs and for such a beautiful day it wasn't served outside even though my niece wa...  more »
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  • Point Ellice House is a beautifully preserved piece of Victoria history and is a truly unique treasure located on the Gorge Waterway very close to downtown. What makes this home so unique is that it remained in the hands of the same family for three generations with all of it’s original contents and without any substantial redecorations. What you will see, including the wall paper, the fixtures, the furnishings, and the china, is all original and covers the period from 1890 through 1920. It provides a rare opportunity to see one of North America’s largest collections of late Victorian and early Edwardian objects in an original, untouched Victorian home. It is now a National Historic Site and well worth a visit. If you make advanced reservations, you can have afternoon tea in the garden.
  • Vintage place and good for high tea. Best in summer
  • There's absolutely nothing like Point Ellice House anywhere on Vancouver Island. P.E.H is The oldest house in Victoria and it was lived-in by 3 generations of the O'Reilly family for over a century. Immaculately maintained thanks to the treasure of archived diaries/documents and original household items of the O'Reillys themselves, P.E.H. is a completely unique museum experience!
  • A beautiful place to spend an afternoon. Delightful tea in the garden hollowed by an intriguing guided tour of Pt. Ellice house.
  • A bit of Victoria's history, well worth the visit..
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