Private "Historic Sites and Museums" Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

403769


Categories

City, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. This is a great tour for children - farm animals, and old-time schoolhouse, the general store where you asked the clerk for what you wanted and they would collect it for you, climbing a 60 foot lighthouse, historic homes with primitive to elaborate fixtures and appliances. There is also a short film about the 1864 Charlottetown Conference that led to the founding of Canada. Washroom facilities at every stop.

Friendly: No.
With sufficient notice, we can request a mini-bus with a wheelchair lift. Special rates apply.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

PEI in 1864 - Birthplace of Confederation


Let me take you back 150 years. Prince Edward Island had a booming resource economy - Farming, fishing, and wooden shipbuilding. Tourism was in its early days and author L. M. Montgomery had not been born. We will visit PEI's first lighthouse and one of only 2 round, brick lighthouses in Canada, then take the country roads to Orwell Corner Historic Village, much as it was in 1890, with school, church, general store, blacksmith and the farm animals. In Charlottetown, we walk Great George National Historic Street where the "Fathers of Confederation" strolled from their ship to Province House National Historic Site. Also in Charlottetown, Beaconsfield Historic House and its riches to rags owner. Next door is the official residence of the lieutenant governor, The Queen's personal representative to PEI.

Itinerary

In Charlottetown, Great George National Historic Street where the "Fathers of Confederation" walked upon arrivalto Province House National Historic Site.
Tour of Beaconsfield, a grand home built in 1878 by a wealthy ship builder who soon lost it all.
The official residence of the lieutenant governor, The Queen's personal representative to PEI and our head of state. Inside tours only weekdays in July and August.
We then leave the city to visit PEI's first lighthouse in Point Prim and one of only 2 round, brick lighthouses in Canada;
Nearby is Orwell Corner Historic Village showing community and farm life in the 19th century.
Optional stops for longer tours could include lunch or the Farmers' Bank of Rustico (built 1864) and Doucet House (1768).

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 5 hours

This allows time for a snack on the go or a pre-ordered light lunch for pick-up along the way. This cost is not included in the tour price. Please request extra time for a sit-down lunch.

Transportation

In our modern & comfortable SUV or passenger van for up to 5 passengers. For more than 6, see my Group Private Tour listing. I'll find a suitable vehicle for you.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Transportation and guide service in a comfortable, clean SUV or van. Alternate tour options are available for more 6 or more people.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

27 CDN - Pt. Prim Lighthouse $5
Orwell Corner $10.30
Beaconsfield $5
Optional Farmer's Bank $6
Government House (when available) no charge.

What’s Extra

Other: These are the admission fees listed at the time of publication for each location:
Pt. Prim Lighthouse $5
Orwell Corner $10.30
Beaconsfield $5
Farmer's Bank $6

A Recent Review of this tour

Kevin was amazing. His knowledge and love of Prince Edward Island was obvious from our first interactions. He shared his close connections with the history of the province. Kevin did a great job of fitting the tour to our interests, time and ages.
Coyn R.

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    Tour Price

    425 USD(for up to 5 people) (duration: 5 hours) deposit ?

    Note: 15% HST (tax) not included
  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    403769


    Categories

    City, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. This is a great tour for children - farm animals, and old-time schoolhouse, the general store where you asked the clerk for what you wanted and they would collect it for you, climbing a 60 foot lighthouse, historic homes with primitive to elaborate fixtures and appliances. There is also a short film about the 1864 Charlottetown Conference that led to the founding of Canada. Washroom facilities at every stop.

    Friendly: No.
    With sufficient notice, we can request a mini-bus with a wheelchair lift. Special rates apply.

    Maximum travelers: 5

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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