by J&J Reid
August 31, 2002
The Saint John Visitor and Convention Bureau has done a fantastic job in creating three pamphlets/maps--The Loyalist Trail, A Victorian Stroll and the Prince William’s Walk--for self guided tours. These pamphlets are available in most hotels or at the Barbour’s General Store. We decided to take the Prince William’s Walk that explores many of the Merchant buildings in the Heritage section. The tour starts and finishes around the area of the Market Square. The tour takes approximately an hour and a half to complete. We were also able to bring our dog along with us.
The guided tour we went on was called Legends, Ghosts and Real-Life Tales. The cost of the tour is $10 per person and it lasts approximately two hours. The tour starts at 7:00 PM and reservations must be made in advance. This tour was well worth the admission. While this tour followed a similar route to the self-guided tour we took earlier, this one not only described the magnificent architecture but contained whimsical tales of the former, prominent owners.
From journal Two nights in St. John (with a dog)