Ardgowan National Historic Site was once the home of Father of Confederation William Henry Pope.
Experience the serenity of the restored Victorian grounds, enjoy a family picnic, or just a leisurely stroll. Although the interior of Ardgowan is utilized as modern office space by Parks Canada, the exterior of the building and the grounds have been restored to resemble their original appearance.
Parks Canada is planning to revise and renew the historical landscaping of the grounds at Ardgowan National Historic Site.
Learn more about the history of the site, where Charlottetown Conference delegates were hosted in 1864.
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.
Free admission. Other fees still apply.
Green Gables Heritage Place
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Dalvay-by-the-Sea National Historic Site
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Prince Edward Island National Park
Stroll the serene and grand grounds surrounding Ardgowan, the former Charlottetown home of William Henry Pope, one of Canada’s Fathers of Confederation who resided and entertained in this cottage-style house during the Charlottetown Conference of 1864.
Province House National Historic Site
The birthplace of Confederation and the seat of Prince Edward Island's provincial legislature since 1847, Province House National Historic Site is a Charlottetown highlight. Stroll the grounds to experience the magnificent neo-classical architecture of this majestic building and view interpretive panels.