Human Heritage

Public Archives and Records Office

Located on the Lower Level of the Atlantic Technology Centre, the Public Archives has a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. Explore Prince Edward Island’s past through historic government records, family and business papers, photographs, and newspapers. Our staff can get you started on your research and help with questions along the…

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Green Park Shipbuilding Museum & Yeo House

Travel back to the 1860’s to experience PEI’s fabled shipbuilding industry. Take a narrative tour of Historic Yeo House, a beautifully restored – and reportedly haunted – Victorian home. Peek inside the historic schoolhouse and blacksmith shop and learn about 19th century crafts. Pack a picnic and enjoy the garden and beautiful grounds. Haunted House…

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Summerside Lobster Carnival

Since 1956, The Summerside Lobster Carnival has celebrated lobster and its place in Island culture and economy. The three-day festival is all about lobster and great entertainment in its many forms delivered in the Island way. The East Coast Amusement Midway adds to the thrill. The carnival is priced to be accessible and affordable to all. 

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Prince Edward Island Shellfish Museum

The museum’s purpose is to preserve the history and heighten the awareness of the public regarding the value of the industry in the local area. Displays include artifacts relating to species identification, the history of oyster cultivation, and the growth and culture of shellfish.

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Skmaqn-Port-la-Joye-Fort Amherst National Historic Site of Canada

Discover the rich history of settlement, conflict and change during the struggle for control of North America and learn about the importance of this site to Mi’kmaq, French, Acadian and British history on the Island. Navigate the extensive trail system and enjoy a truly unique picnic experience on the grounds near the old British fort,…

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Canadian Potato Museum

The museum interprets various aspects of the history of O’Leary, along with the interpretation of the evolution of the potato and the importance of the industry to Prince Edward Island by preserving and displaying artifacts/equipment from the past.

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Green Gables Heritage Place

Walk in the footsteps of L.M. Montgomery, one of Canada’s most celebrated authors, and immerse yourself in the landscape that inspired her beloved novel “Anne of Green Gables”. Part of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site, Green Gables Heritage Place features the original house and farmyard, gardens and walking trails, and a beautiful visitor…

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The Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum

The Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum highlights the history and heritage of military forces on the Island. Come and see our collection of over 2000 artifacts, some dating as far back as 1807, and our various interpretative displays. Currently featured is a display about Islanders who served with the Devil’s Brigade during the Second World…

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Acadian Museum/Musée Acadien

Follow the fascinating odyssey of Island Acadians from 1720 to the present day. Discover treasures related to the Acadians’ 300-year presence on Prince Edward Island. View interpretive videos, historical paintings, and visit permanent and changing exhibitions which showcase the multifaceted aspects of Acadian history and culture. Investigate your Acadian family roots through the on-site genealogy…

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Summerside Arts Festival

For three fabulous days, the Summerside Arts Festival celebrates the arts at the beautiful historic Wyatt Heritage Properties in the heart of the city. The festival has numerous components including a Drive-Thru Art Exhibit, artist and musician demonstrations and performances, children’s activities, workshops, indoor art exhibits, outdoor installations and more. Full details on website.  

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Orwell Corner Historic Village

Immerse yourself in a charming historic village and experience life in an 1890s agricultural crossroads. Enjoy daily programming that is engaging, educational and designed with kids in mind. Home to a working farm, visitors can engage with the animals and stroll through the garden. Browse the PEI Agricultural Heritage Museum, pop by the general store,…

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Antique Farm Machinery Museum

In addition to exhibiting antique farm machinery, the museum presents videos of farmers and manufacturers talking about their equipment and demonstrating how the machinery operates in the fields along with some archival documents. Located within the Canadian Potato Museum.

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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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Anne of Green Gables Museum

The Anne of Green Gables Museum at the beautiful Campbell Homestead is a museum dedicated to the life and works of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables. View the many artifacts, a unique collection of the author’s belongings; and see places that she wrote about, such as the Lake of Shining Waters,…

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Lucy Maud Montgomery Lower Bedeque School

The fact that Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of Anne of Green Gables, taught in this country school from October 1897 to the spring of 1898 spurred its restoration in 1989 and its relocation to Central Bedeque in 2021 where it is operated as part of the Bedeque Area Historical Museum. Furnished as a nineteenth-century…

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Roma at Three Rivers National Historic Site

Step back in time with a visit to the 1730s French trading post of Jean Pierre Roma. Explore the site with our bilingual, costumed guides and try our daily activities. Stroll through our Heritage Trails and Garden. Hungry? Delicious heritage lunch and afternoon tea options are offered daily. See www.roma3rivers.com for information on Roma’s special…

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O’Leary Community Museum

Military artefacts, evolution of technologies (televisions, radios, cameras), sports artefacts, toys, kitchen and cleaning materials, medical equipment and the replica of Dr. Dewar’s office are some of the things to discover at this community museum. Located within the Canadian Potato Museum.

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Tryon Museum

Le musée Tryon interprète par des visites guidées et des présentoirs l’établissement des Autochtones, des Acadiens et des premiers Européens dans la région. Un sentier nature relie les sites naturels et historiques de la région en interprétant l’importance du bassin versant de la rivière Tryon. La collection unique de radios d’époque raconte l’histoire de la…

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Confederation Chamber

Explore the Story of Confederation within this striking replica of Province House’s Confederation Chamber, including artifacts from the Chamber itself as well as other noteworthy items to engage the audience. Parks Canada’s award-winning video, “A Building of Destiny” explains many aspects of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference and its living memorials: Province House and Confederation Centre…

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Dominion Ordnance Museum

While the museum’s mission statement is the preservation and interpretation of historical ordnance of national importance, its collection also includes a number of rifles and firearms from a variety of countries that participated in the First World War, including Hungary, France, Italy, Russia and Germany.

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North Cape, Nature and Technology in Perfect Harmony

Witness the meeting of the waters as the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait converge over the longest natural rock reef in North America. Great site to watch seals. Walk the Black Marsh Nature Trail, view the gigantic windmills and learn all about renewable energy in our all “NEW” Wind Energy Interpretive Centre.…

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Summerside Interpretative Centre

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

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Tignish Cultural Centre

The Tignish Cultural Centre, which houses the local museum featuring artifacts and documentation of the local history and culture, was the 1999 Tignish Bicentennial Celebrations Legacy Project.

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The Croft House, Selkirk Heritage and Culture Centre

Visit this local gem. Lord Selkirk and his 1803 Belfast settlement “set the enduring Scottish culture of Prince Edward Island.” The significant event of Selkirk’s Landing has been nationally designated. Genealogical resources. Local History books. Scottish gift shop. Also, walk the ancient Pointe Prime Acadian cemetery (1750-1758); learn about “The Father to all Acadians on…

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The Magic of Christmas at Wyatt Heritage Properties

Christmas Trees Through Time Exhibits. The main floor of the 1867 Lefurgey Cultural Centre is transformed into a forest of Christmas trees decorated according to the styles down through the ages. The history of the era is related for each tree. New trees are added each year. The exhibit is a wonderful way to enjoy…

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Kensington Veterans Memorial Military Museum

The Kensington Veterans Memorial Military Museum was formed in 1985 in order to perpetuate the memory and deeds of those who served and died in Canada’s wars and peace time. It is also for their comrades in arms in order to preserve a record of their valor so that their sacrifice would not be forgotten.

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Village Musical Acadien

Come to the Village musical acadien and discover the rich cultural and musical fabric of the Evangeline region! Experience the region’s traditional Acadian music, dance, arts and cuisine, interpretive and interactive musical experiences, an excellent Musical Supper and many performances. Visit the Musical Hall of Fame, visual artists’ gallery, fully licensed restaurant and local art…

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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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Eptek Art & Culture Centre

Visit Eptek Art & Culture Centre, located on Summerside’s beautiful waterfront, for frequently changing exhibitions and programming. The well-appointed gift shop features a wide selection of Island-made fine art, craft, and books on Island themes. Exhibits and programming feature visual art, craft, history, culture, and science. Groups are welcome and admission is by donation. Visit…

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Cardigan Heritage Centre

The Cardigan Heritage Centre includes community booklets, artifacts and displays about the heritage of the Cardigan area. Our shipbuilding legacy is well documented. A half scale model of a portion of the hull of a schooner built as it would have been years ago is a must see.

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Basin Head Fisheries Museum

The Fisheries Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer. Overlooking the beautiful Northumberland Strait, Basin Head Fisheries Museum tells the story of PEI’s historic inshore fishery. Experience displays and exhibits and visit the Cannery for a glimpse of the fishing industry in days gone by. Wander the boardwalk, stroll the magnificent white “singing” sands,…

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Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace

Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables, was born in 1874 in this modest white and green house, decorated with authentic Victorian period pieces and overlooking New London Harbour. Special exhibits include the replica of the writer’s wedding dress and personal scrapbooks containing copies of her many stories and poems. Browse through our…

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