Smell the roses blossoming along a circular carriage driveway, stroll 19th century gardens and an orchard on the grounds of the picturesque rural cottage set in the Victorian era of Ardgowan, former home to William Henry Pope, one of the Fathers of Confederation. Hear birdsong; imagine genteel ladies on the croquet lawn. Spread a picnic amid the tranquil past in an historic setting in Charlottetown.

Getting here

2 Palmers Lane
Charlottetown, PE C1A 5V8

Hours of operation

Open all year-round
Administration services are available Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Closed statutory holidays.

 

Fees

Free admission. Other fees still apply.

Contact us

Telephone: 902-566-7050
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
Email: pnipe.peinp@pc.gc.ca

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