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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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Best Day of our Stay

Wait for low tide...carefully drive across the bar to Minister"s Island....mikes of hiking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Picture perfect

This is a beautiful unspoiled piece of history. Have loved visiting this historic property for... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Saint Andrews, Canada
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“the barn” (21 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was so cool! You drive across the sea floor onto an island owned by a railroad barron back in the day. His sprawling estate is in various stages of needing restoration, but many original details bring you back to what this place must have...More

Thank Megan D
Reviewed 18 September 2016

A few of us avid outdoor enthusiasts visited Ministers island recently. What a pleasurable experience. You get the feeling you are living in the late 1800s and enjoying some of the luxuries the rich upper class at the time would have experienced in the day....More

Thank AMcF_12
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Lovely historic island with a tour of the main house, lovely scenery, a huge barn and several walking trails. Quite an adventure to drive on the ocean floor at low tide to reach this attraction. Just be sure to return before the tide comes up!!!!

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Waiting for the tides to be right, then driving to the Island to explore this beautiful estate of a former railroad baron is stuff movies are made of. The time flies as you visit each of the rooms of the mansion, have a picnic lunch...More

Thank Bobbie7
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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