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.
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.
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.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
27 CDN - Pt. Prim Lighthouse $5
Orwell Corner $10.30
Optional Farmer's Bank $6
Government House (when available) no charge.
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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.