Fulford Place was designed as a showpiece for George Fulford I, allowing him to display his social standing. A grand home on the St. Lawrence River would serve to ease his entry into the ranks of the Canadian political establishment and among the wealthy Americans who vacationed in the Thousand Islands.
Many of the home’s original artifacts and furnishings remain intact. Fulford Place’s main floor rooms appear just as they did when George Fulford I and his wife Mary Wilder White (1856-1946) lived there prior to his death in 1905.
The Fulfords travelled extensively, at times treating Fulford Place as their summer home. Several pieces now displayed throughout the house were souvenirs from their trips abroad.