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Today in Island History
1912 "Bird Boy" Cecil Peoli, 18, of New York makes the first flight on Prince Edward Island, a 10-15 minute jaunt above Charlottetown's exhibition grounds. The flight, in a biplane designed by Capt. James Baldwin, is part of a tour of eastern Canada.
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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, prints and jewellery.

Please note that Beaconsfield
will be closed Monday, October 10
for the Thanksgiving Holiday!

Open Year Round


Month of September & up to October 18

Monday to Friday - Noon - 4pm
Other times by appointment  
Hours may vary on cruise ship days
After October 18, please call
902-368-6603 to confirm times

November to April

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
12:00 noon to 4pm
Other Times by Appointment


Monday to Friday,
12Noon to 4pm & other times by appointment


Monday - Friday,  10am - 4pm
Sunday - 1pm - 4pm Hours may vary.
Please call   902-368-6603 to confirm

July and August

Monday to Saturday: 10am - 4:30pm
Sunday: 12Noon - 4:30pm
(last tour of the day - 4:15pm)

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


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Contact Information

Phone: (902) 368-6603

Fax: (902) 368-6608



2 Kent Street, Charlottetown

Corner of West and Kent Street

GPS N46 13.89 W-063 8.034

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