Monday, August 22, 2016

Craigdarroch Castle

Considered Canada's Castle and designated a National Historic Site, this 28-acre estate is located in Victoria. Construction was completed in 1890 as the home for coal baron Robert Dunsmuir and his family. His wealth is reflected in the exquisite collections, the stately Victorian-era furnishings, amazing woodwork throughout four floors, and delicate stained glass windows. Sadly, Robert passed away before it was completed so only his wife Joan and three of his daughters ever lived here.
The tour is basically self guided with docents available to answer questions. Each room is a showcase for the amazing collections displayed here.

Ouiji Board

Over the years the property was used as a Military Hospital to house terminally ill soldiers after WWI, Victoria College, offices for the school board, the Victoria Conservatory of Music and finally from 1969 onward the Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum.

1 comment:

Marilyn Miller said...

I did enjoy visiting here once upon a time. Thanks for the memory.