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1879 22 Feb Islanders pick up the pieces after a snow-laden nor'easter huffs and puffs and blows down trees and buildings, including the Roman Catholic chapel in Cardigan. The winds also fanned a serious fire in downtown Summerside.
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Beaconsfield Historic House

Designed and built by W.C. Harris 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 beautiful example of Victorian architecture with many original features, and, has a fascinating story to tell. It's 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. 

Hours of Operation: Open year round

Beaconsfield will be closed from December 25th until January 3rd.


Monday to Friday 10:00 to 4:00 pm
Open weekends when cruise ship is in port  June Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

July and August

Daily: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

September and October

PEI Museum and Heritage Passport Monday to Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Open weekends when cruise ships are in port
Please call 902-368-6603 to confirm

November to April
Monday to Friday: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm


  • Seniors: $3.91
  • Adult: $4.35
  • Student: $3.49
  • Family: $12.17 (two adults, two children)
  • Group and school tour rates available

* Prices DO NOT include HST

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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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