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Places to See

Orwell Corners Historic Village and Charlottetown

Orwell Corners Historic Village

Just outside of the small hamlet of Orwell, Orwell Corners Historic Village re-creates the day-to-day life of a small 19thcentury crossroads community. Orwell Corners was thriving until well into the 20th century, when changes in transportation and commerce lessened the importance of the settlement.

This charming villlage was restored and opened in 1973. Among the buildings are a blacksmith’s, church, schoolhouse, and Clarke’s store, the social center of the village.

Upstairs is the workshop of Clarke’s seamstresses, who made dresses for local ladies.

Just 1 km (0.5 mile) away is the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead. This Victorian house and its surroundings were the much-loved home of Macphail, a local doctor, journalist, teacher, and soldier who counted among his friends prime ministers and acclaimed writers such as Kipling. The house features many exhibits dealing with Macphail’s life. Outside, trails wind through deep woodlands.



Orwell Corners Historic Village


(902) 651 2013.

Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead

off Rte 1, Orwell.

(902) 651 2789.




The birthplace of Canada is a charming small city. Along Peake’s Quay, sailboats lie snug against marina piers, and the waterside buildings are home to intriguing shops and restaurants. The elegant Confederation Centre of the Arts hosts an array of live entertainment including the popular musical Anne of Green Gables. Province House National Historic Site is where the 1864 Charlottetown Conference was held, which led to the formation of Canada as a nation. Several rooms have been meticulously restored to their 19th-century character. Ardgowan National Historic Site was once the home of William Pope, one of the Fathers of Confederation.


Confederation Centre of the Arts

145 Richmond St.

(902) 6281864.


Province House National Historic Site of Canada

165 Richmond St.

(902) 566 7626.


Ardgowan National Historic Site

Mount Edward Rd.

(902) 6518510.


Water St.

(902) 368 4444.