Wyatt House Museum – 85 Spring Street

Wyatt-Historic-House-Museum_styleExperience for yourself why the Wyatt House Museum is described by visitors from around the world as one of the “best museum experiences ever.” The personal and interactive guided tours allow an intimate view of the intriguing artifacts collected over two centuries by the prominent Wyatt Family. One or two spirit stories may get told.  Purchase tour tickets at the Lefurgey Cultural Centre next door at 205 Prince Street.  

June 27 to September 1

Monday through Saturday, tours on the hour from 10 am – 5 pm (final tour 4pm)

Spring, fall, and winter book your tour by calling 902-432-1332 or drop by Lefurgey Cultural Centre, 205 Prince Street.

Admission: $10.00 / Senior and students, $9.00

 

Lefurgey Cultural Centre – 205 Prince Street

Built in 1867, the Lefurgey has a rich architectural and family history to uncover.  The gift shop, featuring Island wares, is the ticket purchase point for tours of the Wyatt Historic House.  Treat yourself to rhubarb punch and ice cream made on the premises, and perhaps view an art exhibit.  During July and August take in the Wednesday evening Concerts in the Garden, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Admission by donation.

Open year round
Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm
(Call 432-1296 for facility rental information)

 

MacNaught History Centre & Archives – 75 Spring Street

If you wish to discover your Island roots or learn more about Island history, visit the MacNaught genealogy centre. The archival staff will assist in the use of the many genealogical resources. MacNaught also houses museum and art exhibit space. The pocket watch of John A. MacDonald is one of its most treasured artifacts.

Open year round
Research Room: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
Call for research appointment – 902-432-1332
In the summer, the gallery space is open on Mondays to purchase Wyatt Historic House Museum Tickets.

 

Bishop Machine Shop – 101 Water Street

Step back in time with a visit to the 20th century belt driven Bishop Machine Shop and embrace the sights and smells of a small business once a key player in the industrial life of Summerside. The guided tour explores the journey of several generations of the Bishop family as technology forces them to move from blacksmithing to machine work.

10 am to 5 pm
Monday through Saturday
June 27 to September 1
Admission by donation

International Fox Museum – 33 Summer Street

Islanders were the first in the world race to succeed in raising and breeding foxes in captivity. It put the province on the map as the birthplace of a new industry filled with high stakes and high fashion. During the industry’s heyday it created incredible wealth and opportunity for the colourful characters in the game. The tour is guided and interactive.

10 am to 5 pm
Monday through Saturday
June 27 to September 1
Spring and fall, book your appointment by calling 902-432-1332 or 902-432-1298
Admission by donation