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Minister's Island

199 Carriage Road, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 0A4, Canada
+1 506-529-5081
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A beautiful spot

I think this little island is so pretty I love to picnic there. Also the tour of the estate was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Very unique tourist attraction.

We were given a guided tour by a very knowledgeable guide - Susan. The property was nicely kept and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Moncton, Canada
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Located on its own island, this historic attraction is the former home of railroad builder Sir William Van Horne.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the barn” (22 reviews)
“bath house” (29 reviews)
“van horne” (19 reviews)
199 Carriage Road, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 0A4, Canada
+1 506-529-5081
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think this little island is so pretty I love to picnic there. Also the tour of the estate was informative and educational. If you want an easy going day this is a perfect spot to stop in to!

Thank Amt566
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were given a guided tour by a very knowledgeable guide - Susan. The property was nicely kept and the views of the ocean were picturesk. Visits must be worked around the tides so very important to check ahead when planning a visit. It is...More

Thank kathleen17259
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Saturday, June 3, 2017. We were the first bus of the season. I really liked the site. Susan, our guide, was great. Loved everything on the island. The barn is currently closed for renovations.

Thank Isabelle A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to check the tide chart before you visit since land access by car or foot is only available at low tide. There are trails you can explore on you own, probably better on foot than bike, but for $10 you might want to...More

1  Thank Shamlyn
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Wait for low tide...carefully drive across the bar to Minister"s Island....mikes of hiking trails...great history...incredible building (from a time of unlimited wealth and no taxes) and perfect views

Thank jameslfoley
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a beautiful unspoiled piece of history. Have loved visiting this historic property for many years, Every time I visit I feel a certain peace . The natural beauty is a testament to the people of the area. It is cared for with love...More

Thank ToodSt_Stephen
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Ministers Island is a real hidden away gem, which incorporates nature and history in one site! A quick journey across the ocean floor allows a visitor the chance to explore the home of William Van Horn, an industrious railroad magnate. Groomed trails and gorgeous water...More

Thank 721travelbug
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Well, ministers island is a well kept secret, especially if you're trying to find any information about it bearing off season. Once I read the small print on a glass enclosed board, I discovered tours were offered from the mainland at 11:00. The staff showed...More

Thank djtenn
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The first attraction is of course that you drive or walk over the ocean floor (a very tiny part of it), and then there's the visit of the house, the bath house, carriage house, ... It is a vry nice site, and considering it all...More

Thank janneman55
Reviewed 26 September 2016

For 10 years now my sister and I have been coming to Saint Andrews and have driven past the road that goes to Ministers Island , never giving it a second thought , we were told that is was a very interesting place to visit...More

Thank Patricia R
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Philip K
When is low tide on Oct 24
24 October 2016|
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Response from vespadue | Reviewed this property |
Tides are posted on their website.
what are the fees for touring the historic parts of the island?
27 August 2016|
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Response from jillles | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I don't recall but I found a website which says $8 and it sounds right. Tripadvisor is giving me a hard time pasting it in but google it. Bring food if you want to eat there - no concessions. You pay when you... More