Farmer's Bank Museum, South Rustico, Prince Edward Island
MuseumsOn Prince Edward Island we have museums that bring our history to life.

Island Museums

Canada’s smallest province contains a wealth of captivating stories in its history – many captured at approximately 50 museums and heritage sites. Learn about P.E.I.’s key role as the birthplace of Confederation. Appreciate the traditions, triumphs and struggles of everyday Islanders – from the original Mi’kmaq to the French, Irish, Scottish and British settlers who came to call the Island home. Explore specific facets of Island life including the potato, shipbuilding and fishing industries. Walk back in time touring historic schoolhouses, lighthouses, and mansions once owned by Island elite. See the places that inspired author L.M. Montgomery. Your historical journey might even lead you to your own roots with research at the provincial archives in Charlottetown or the MacNaught History Centre and Archives in Summerside.

Built in 1877 for wealthy shipbuilder James Peake, Beaconsfield Historic House stands as an enduring symbol of Victorian elegance.

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