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Today in Island History
1850 The brig Fanny, carrying 43 eager Island gold-seekers, arrives in San Francisco. Their departure seized the imagination of the whole colony. But there will be no fortunes for the Fanny's prospectors in the gold fields.
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Acadian Museum

Follow the fascinating odyssey of Island Acadians from 1720 to the present; discover treasures related to the Acadians’ three hundred year presence on Prince Edward Island. View a highly rated interpretive video and visit exhibits which showcase the multifaceted aspects of Acadian history and culture. Investigate your Acadian family roots through the onsite genealogy resources. Learn in the outdoors with a stroll on our heritage trail.


Hours of Operation
Open all year


September 1 -  June 30
Monday to Friday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

During Fall and Winter Months
Free Admission, but donations
gratefully accepted


July 1 to August 31
Daily 9:30 am to 7:00 pm
PEI Museum and Heritage Passport

Summer Admission 

All Prices include HST
Seniors recieve a 10%
discount off regular adult admission
Adult: $5.25
Student - $3.50
Family: $14.25
Groups $4.50 per person
School groups $3.00/student

Events, Exhibitions and Activities

Events and Activities

Contact Information

Phone: (902) 432-2880

Fax: (902) 432-2884







Route 2, Miscouche (west of Summerside)

GPS N46 25.944 W-063 51.936

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