Orwell Corner Historic Village – PEI Canada

Heritage buildings on PEI are identified by this distinctive plaque.

Heritage buildings on PEI are identified by this distinctive plaque.

Orwell Corner Historic Village is located in Prince Edward Island, about 20 minutes east of Charlottetown, PEI’s largest city.

It includes an excellent farm museum showcasing farming methods, equipment, tools and personal stories from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

 

Entrance to the farm museum, gift shop and reception area.  Triplets get in free, but were hard to drag away from the wooden farm toys!

Entrance to the farm museum, gift shop and reception area. Triplets get in free, but were hard to drag away from the wooden farm toys!

Exit from the museum on a beautiful early August day.

Exit from the museum on a beautiful early August day.

 

The village includes a small farm with a mix of animals (next post), a church, general store, hall, school and a working hand pumped well.  While the village and its building are open to the public only during tourist season (for a fee) the site is accessible all year long.  The hall is well-used presenting a mix of events ranging from concerts and ceilidhs to theatre and fairs.

 

The church.  Note the retaining structure on the right. It didn't seem to be open to the public.

The church. Note the retaining structure on the right. It didn’t seem to be open to the public.

Checking out the general store. Three adults to carry three toddlers.

Checking out the general store. Three adults to carry three toddlers.

The hall between the store and the home.

The hall between the store and the home.

The dining room in the home attached to the store.  The light was very low!

The dining room in the home attached to the store. The light was very low!

In the next PEI post I’ll visit the farm and some of the animals.

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