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Today in Island History
24 June 1866 Father George Belcourt debuts his horseless carriage at a St. Jean Baptiste Day picnic in Rustico, thus becoming the first Canadian motorist, the first to buy a car, and the first to import one. He is also the first to have a car accident when he fails to negotiate a turn and goes off the road. The machine is retired.
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Beaconsfield Historic House

Built in 1877 for James and Edith Peake, Beaconsfield was one of Charlottetown’s most elegant homes. Featuring the finest in materials and craftsmanship, it was also equipped with all the latest conveniences of the day. The Peakes, unfortunately, were destined to enjoy Beaconsfield for a very short time - a time filled with triumphs and tragedies.
 
Henry Cundall, the second owner, moved into Beaconsfield in 1883 with his sisters Penelope and Millicent.  After his death in 1916, the house was used as a young ladies’ residence, and later, the “Cundall Home” became a residence for student nurses.
 
Today, Beaconsfield Historic House stands as a fine example of Victorian architecture with many wonderful features intact, and, has a fascinating story to tell. It is open year-round for tours and hosts lectures, concerts and other special events in the Carriage House. Visit our gift shop featuring Island books, magazines, pottery and prints


Open Year Round

Hours


July and August

Daily: 10 am to 4:30 pm (last tour of the day 4:15pm)


June

Monday to Friday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday: 1pm to 4 pm

Hours may vary. Please call (902) 368-6603 to confirm

September and October

Monday to Friday: 12 noon to 4 pm
Hours vary on cruise ship days - please call to confirm times

November to April

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: Noon to 4 pm
Other times by appointment

May

Monday to Friday:12 noon to 4pm
Other times by appointment

Admission  * All prices include HST

  • Seniors recieve a 10% discount off regular adult admission
  • Adult: $5.00
  • Student: $4.00
  • Family: $14.00 (two adults, two children)
  • Group and school tour rates available


Events

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Contact Information

Phone: (902) 368-6603

Fax: (902) 368-6608

Email: mhpei@gov.pe.ca

Location

2 Kent Street, Charlottetown

Corner of West and Kent Street

GPS N46 13.89 W-063 8.034

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