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| Helmcken House in Different Eras: | Pre-Park | Early Park | Late Park | Present Park |
Helmcken House

Helmcken House

Welcome to the historic home of John and Cecelia Helmcken. Built in 1852 this house grew in stages, like the family who lived in it. A small log cabin with three rooms that shared a common chimney was built out of squared logs by Fort Victoria employees for the couple as a wedding present in 1852.
As the children were born, the home was expanded with the addition of a dining room and two small bedrooms upstairs. Finally about 1885 the Victorian extension, with its parlour and kitchen and front porch was added. For over a hundred and fifty years this house has existed, while the landscape around it was transformed into the city of today. We hope you enjoy your visit today.

| The Parlour - Family | The Dining Room - Politician | Back bedrooms – Fur Trade Society |
| Arbutus Room - Physician |
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