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Today in Island History
1919 Cardigan merchant John A. Macdonald's attempt to resurrect the long-dead Island shipbuilding industry attracts a lot of attention. A large crowd watches the launch of the three-masted schooner Barbara Macdonald, his second vessel in as many years. She costs $30,000. Six weeks later she is lost off the coast of Newfoundland on her maiden voyage.
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Acadian Museum

Follow the fascinating odyssey of Island Acadians from 1720 to the present; discover treasures related to the Acadians’ three hundred year presence on Prince Edward Island. View a highly rated interpretive video and visit exhibits which showcase the multifaceted aspects of Acadian history and culture. Investigate your Acadian family roots through the onsite genealogy resources. Learn in the outdoors with a stroll on our heritage.


Hours of Operation
Open all year


September 1 -  June 30
Monday to Friday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

During Fall and Winter Months
Free Admission, but donations
gratefully accepted


July 1 to August 31
Daily 9:30 am to 7:00 pm
PEI Museum and Heritage Passport

Summer Admission 

All Prices include HST
Seniors recieve a 10%
discount off regular adult admission
Adult: $5.25
Student - $3.50
Family: $14.25
Groups $4.50 per person
School groups $3.00/student

June Hours

Monday to Friday
9:30 - 5:00pm
Sunday - 1pm - 4pm

Events, Exhibitions and Activities

Events and Activities

Contact Information

Phone: (902) 432-2880

Fax: (902) 432-2884







Route 2, Miscouche (west of Summerside)

GPS N46 25.944 W-063 51.936

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