An historic chapel, attached to St. Peter's Cathedral. Built of Prince Edward Island sandstone in the High Victorian Gothic style of architecture, it overlooks the beautiful Rochford Square. Built in 1888 to a design by the noted ecclesiastical architect, William Critchlow Harris, interior walls feature paintings by his brother, Robert Harris.
Once the home of William Henry Pope, one of the Fathers of Confederation from Prince Edward Island. The Ardgowan house is an example of a "picturesque cottage" or cottage ornée, a style once popular as a rural residence. The home was host to spectacular luncheons, lavish entertainment, servants, a horse and carriage and a divine library. The sandstone carriage step is still at the National Historic Site today.
Beaconsfield stands as an enduring symbol of Victorian elegance with a fascinating story to tell. Open for tours year-round and hosts a variety of special events in its Carriage House. Call for hours.
Charlottetown City Hall was built in 1888 in the Romanesque Revival style; it is the oldest municipal hall on Prince Edward Island.
Created in 1964 as Canada’s National Memorial to the Fathers of Confederation. Home to several theatres, an art gallery, a restaurant and a gift shop. The Centre showcases the best in Canadian visual and performing arts.
History comes alive when you stroll Charlottetown’s historic district with the Confederation Players -- a troupe of costumed, bilingual Canadians, trained as living Fathers and Ladies of Confederation. Tours and daily historical reenactments are available July and August.
Indulge in the very best Charlottetown has to offer by taking part in one of our unique “behind the scenes” activities. These one of a kind experiences offer an insider’s view of some of Charlottetown’s most treasured locations.
The official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, built in 1834 in the Georgian style, with obvious echoes of the Palladian tradition.
Experience Canada's story first hand at Founders' Hall, Canada's birthplace pavilion! This tribute to Charlottetown's important role in Canadian history as the "Birthplace of Canada" will take you through the pages of Canadian history beginning with the Charlottetown Conference in 1864.
Founders’ Hall is your one stop shop for all tourism information and vacation needs. Vacation planners are available for booking accommodations, restaurant reservations, and various tours across the Island.
The site of the Charlottetown Conference on Confederation held in 1864, leading to Charlottetown being known as the “Birthplace of Confederation”. It has been home to the Provincial Legislature since 1847.
The cathedral of the Diocese of Charlottetown and the centre of the Roman Catholic Church in Prince Edward Island. An example of the High Victorian Gothic Revival style of architecture, it was constructed between 1896 and 1907 and rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 1913.