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Today in Island History
1883 "The gold fever is striking hard here," a West Prince observer writes the Examiner. Traces of gold and silver have been found at Cape Wolfe. Now everybody thinks they've found more: at Souris, in Tignish, on Rustico Island. But PEI is no gold mine.
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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



June 1 - 10

Monday - Friday,  Noon - 4pm

June 11- 30

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)

September & October

Monday to Friday, 12Noon to 4pm
Hours vary on cruise ship days - please call
902-368-6603 to confirm times


November to April

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - Noon to 4pm
Other Times by Appointment


Monday to Friday,
12Noon 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


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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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