Charlottetown, PEI Museums on TransCanadaHighway.com
ArdGowan National Historic Site
2 Palmers Lane, Charlottetown, C1A 5V6. (Corner of Mount Edward Rd and Palmers Lane)
Grounds open year round
Was home of William Henry Pope (one of the fathers of confederation, and was the scene of the reception for delegates to the 1864 Charlottetown Conference.
Visit the serenity of the restored Victorian grounds
Beaconsfield Historic House
2 Kent St., Charlottetown
(902) 368-6603; fax (902) 368-6608;
Built in 1877, Beaconsfield Historic House is an enduring symbol of Victorian elegance. Visitors are welcome to this bright yellow 25 room mansion, which for a while serves as the YWCA and nurses residence. Enjoy the wonderful view of Charlottetown Harbour from the verandah, huge lawn, and flower garden. Open year-round, daily 10-5 in the summer, Tue-Frid + Sunday 1 pm to 5 pom the rest of the year. Admission $2.50, free for those 12 & under. the "Great PEI Children's Festival" playing July and Aug. Open year round.
Charlottetown City Hall
199 Queen Street, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7K2
(corner of Kent and Queen Streets)
(902) 566-5548, (902) 629-4115
Built in 1888, the Charlottetown City Hall is the oldest municipal hall in Prince Edward Island. Designed by Phillips and Chappell in the Romanesque Revival style often favoured for 19th-century civic buildings. Open year-round
Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum
145 Richmond Street
The permanent collection is a national treasure comprising over 15,000 historical and contemporary Canadian works of art. Displays Canadian art, historical and contemporary visual arts.
Winter hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Summer hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.