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Bedeque Area Historical Museum

The Museum is housed in the old Callbecks general store, one of the last of the country stores, which served the wider area from 1899 to 1991. Spread over two floors, it displays many items and tells many stories relating to the social and cultural history of eastern Prince County, with exhibits on the Mi’kmaq…

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Province House National Historic Site

Province House National Historic Site is currently closed for conservation work. Designated as a national historic site for its role in the 1864 Charlottetown Conference, neoclassical architecture, and the home of the Legislative Assembly of PEI, Province House holds many stories. New exhibits currently in development will explore these stories by featuring broader narratives, and…

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Beaconsfield Historic House

Step into the beauty and charm of Beaconsfield Historic House! This Victorian masterpiece showcases top-notch materials and craftsmanship, preserving its original features and captivating stories. Open throughout the year for tours, Beaconsfield also hosts lectures, concerts, and special events in the Carriage House. During the summer, enjoy Victorian-era teas and cakes served on-site. In the…

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Kensington Locomotive

Adjacent to the Kensington Railway Station, the Kensington Locomotive, known as Engine 1762, was relocated to Kensington in 1990 after the closure of PEI’s railway in 1989. Today the stately engine serves as a permanent reminder of the railway that once united the country, and of Kensington’s legacy as a town that grew and prospered…

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Alberton Historical Preservation Foundation

The Alberton Museum & Eileen Oulton Genealogy Centre was our Courthouse in 1878 and is a National Historic Site and designated Provincial Historic Site. Visit our neighbour, the Alberton Arts & Heritage Centre, which showcases arts and cultural events, drama and music productions, and lecture series. If you have an interest in our heritage or…

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Elmira Railway Museum

Discover the history of railroading on PEI at the end of the island’s railway line in Elmira. Explore the station master’s office and ladies’ waiting room, filled with educational photos, maps, and artifacts. Have fun at the train-themed playground and enjoy rides on the speeder, trolley, and our all-new miniature train! Elmira is also home…

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Wood Islands Lighthouse & Museum

This 1876 lighthouse museum is full of local maritime history displayed well in 11 themed rooms. Bright, interactive and educational. Has been rated by tourism operators as the best lighthouse experience on the Island. In the lighthouse as artefact, you will be awed by the beams, planks and original Fresnel lens. At the top, peek…

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Cape Bear Lighthouse and Marconi Station

Located just 25 km from the Wood Islands Ferry, Cape Bear Lighthouse stands on Prince Edward Island’s Southeast coast. Established in 1881, it is still in operation today, with a light visible for up to 22 km (14 miles) and an amazing view of the Northumberland Strait and Nova Scotia. Climb to the lantern room…

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Bideford Parsonage Museum

Bideford Parsonage Museum is a hidden gem and must-visit destination for LM Montgomery enthusiasts and history lovers. The historic residence of PEI’s most famed author has been carefully restored to accurately reflect life in a rural homestead during the late 19th century. We invite you to gaze through the same window as Montgomery and see…

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Farmers’ Bank of Rustico & Doucet House Museums

Experience History and a Taste of the Past. Here you will discover the story of the Acadians and the visionary priest Father Belcourt who established the Farmers Bank of Rustico (1864-1894), the smallest bank charted in North America. Tour the 1772 Doucet House, the oldest house on the Island, take part in demonstrations, learn about…

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Point Prim Lighthouse

Prince Edward Island’s oldest lighthouse was built in 1845. Climb 60 ft. above sea level for a magnificent view of Northumberland Strait and Hillsborough Bay from this unique round, brick structure which is classified as a National Heritage site. Historic displays, guided tours, picnic area and accessible washrooms are available as well as a virtual…

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Panmure Island Lighthouse

Panmure Island Lighthouse is PEI’s oldest wooden lighthouse. Built in 1853 by local craftsmen using shipbuilding techniques, this lighthouse is a lovely example of the heavy timbered, Pre-Confederation style lighthouse. Visitors are encouraged to climb the 4 levels, through the displays of lighthouse artifacts, into the tower for views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence,…

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Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead

Sir Andrew Macphail called the Island home, but his life embraced the world. A teacher before training as a doctor in Montreal and becoming the first Professor of the History of Medicine at McGill University. He founded a literary magazine, made friends with Stephen Leacock, Rudyard Kipling and a young John McCrae (In Flanders Fields).…

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PEI Fox Museum

Through an interactive self-guided tour, discover the amazing story of how PEI became the birthplace of a worldwide silver fox industry that produced a PEI gold rush creating unexpected millionaires. 

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Lefurgey Cultural Centre

The 1867 Gothic Revival Lefurgey Cultural Centre serves as a programming, office and exhibit space for Culture Summerside. The gift shop is the purchase point for tickets for the Wyatt House Museum. Check website for current exhibits and programming

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Souris Historic Lighthouse

The lighthouse presents a display of marine and fishery artifacts, its original Fresnel lens, a detailed history of the Souris Port along with an explanation about the formation of sea glass with many “jewels of the sea” samples. The 4th floor contains the lantern room and balcony from which visitors can admire a panoramic view…

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East Point Lighthouse

East Point Lighthouse has the distinction of being “Canada’s Confederation Lighthouse” as it was built in 1867 and is the only Lighthouse that is still operating today. We welcome you to visit and enjoy a guided tour to learn about the history of this 64-foot structure (with an impressive 67 steps) along with our 5…

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Summerside Interpretive Centre

Housed in the beautifully refurbished 1911 Armoury, the Summerside Interpretive Centre offers six interactive exhibits that tell current and past stories of Summerside, PEI, and Islanders.

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Matthew and McLean Building Heritage Historium

The Matthew and McLean building was originally constructed in 1869 in order to house the then newly formed Matthew and McLean company. Today the building houses a historical museum with artifacts related to their general merchant business along with the Visitor’s Information Center.

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Glenaladale Estate

Settled in 1772 by Scottish laird, Captain John MacDonald, this 530 acre property on Tracadie Bay is an ecological and architectural gem. Discover the Sculpture Forest, Trails and Disc Golf Course atop the estate, or the 140 year old Georgian mansion, Glenaladale House, at its center. Home to two ‘Persons of National Historical Significance’ (Capt…

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Seacow Head Lighthouse

We, the Friends of Seacow Head Lighthouse Inc., & Seacow Cliffs Studio Cafe, are excited to share with everyone our opening to the public. The Lighthouse was built in 1864 as a guiding light to mariners, is considered one of the oldest towers in the Maritimes, and was featured in episodes of The Road to…

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Alberton Arts and Heritage Centre

The Alberton Arts & Heritage Centre is a de-commissioned church which is now used to host cultural, educational and entertainment events which include, but are not limited to, music, theatre, art shows, lecture series, and museum displays. The building has a traditional Gothic church style including pointed arch windows on the side elevations and in…

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The Garden of the Gulf Museum

Welcome to Prince Edward Island’s first Museum! Housed in a designated Historic Building that was built in 1888. This impressive building of local bricks and sandstone was once the Post Office and Customs Office. There are currently three floors of exhibits highlighting local history with guided tours available. A new research/resource center is available (appointment by email) off-site…

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Save Fanning School Inc.

Save Fanning School Inc is a charitable, nonprofit organization interested in the historical preservation of the former Fanning Grammar School and building partnerships to establish community development opportunities associated with the building and its history. The school building is owned by Save Fanning School Inc and is located in Cabot Provincial Park in Malpeque, PEI.

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Eileen Oulton Genealogy Centre

Repository of the Eileen Oulton collection, divided into 15 series: Photographs; Genealogy; Interviews; Local Histories; Folk Songs; Diaries; Newspaper articles written by Eileen Oulton; Newspaper articles; Royal Canadian Legion, Tignish Branch #6 Monthly Bulletin; Heritage Foundation newsletters; Alberton and Area Churches; Artifact and photo ledgers; Shipping Casualties and notes on ships; P.E.I. Railway Stations; and…

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Discover Rustico

Welcome to “DISCOVER RUSTICO” located in the original St. Augustine’s Credit Union building, est. 1938. The museum offers an historical view of the Credit Union Movement on the Island. As a satellite of the Farmers Bank and Doucet House museums, Discover Rustico promotes the rich Acadian Heritage of its community.  A must see as your first stop…

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Bishop Machine Shop Museum

Once part of a larger foundry complex, the turn of the century Bishop Machine Shop Museum recalls the days when the Bishop family were blacksmiths and then machinists in Summerside. 

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Ardgowan National Historic Site

Former residence of William Henry Pope, politician and delegate to the 1864 Charlottetown Conference, Ardgowan National Historic Site is now home to Parks Canada’s administration offices on Prince Edward Island. Restored to the 1860s period, the 5 acre grounds around this “picturesque cottage” offer a view into tranquil Victorian life and are a welcome and…

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Keir Memorial Land and Sea Museum

The museum is housed in the Keir Memorial Presbyterian Church, built in 1927. The collection of artifacts shows the history of commerce, shipbuilding, fishing, agriculture and the cultural life of the residents in the Malpeque area since 1770. The interactive lecture series known as “The Talks” are held at the Princeton United Church (corner on…

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MacNaught History Centre and Archives

The MacNaught offers a number of resources to genealogists searching for their Island roots, as well as a large collection of Island history books and resources.  

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Wyatt House Museum

Home to the prominent Wyatt family for over one hundred years, the 1867 Georgian style house is a treasure trove of artifacts and stories awaiting your discovery.

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