Shoulder season: Wed – Sun 1:00-5:00pm
(June, October, November)
Summer: Wed – Sun 10:00am-5pm
(July, August, Sept)
The Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead Foundation operates as a not for profit organization and our goal is to honour Sir Andrew Macphail’s contribution to our heritage by preserving his birthplace as an educational facility and interpretive centre.
Step back in time and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of a bygone era. Take a guided tour with our historical interpreter to learn more about the artifacts on display in the 1850’s gable house, and the many unique pieces of our heritage found on the property, including the original cracked bell from the Valleyfield church and the entrance pillars from the engineering building at McGill University, that burned to the ground in 1907. Also stroll through the grounds and enjoy the gardens and nursery.
Visit the Tea Room for lunch or a light refreshment between 11:30 and 2:00 in the summer season.
The Homestead is open to the public June 1st to Nov. 26th.
Shoulder Season Hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 1 pm-5 pm. (June, October, November)
Summer Hours: Wednesday to Sunday – 10am – 5pm. (July, August, September)
Notes: No tours available while lunch is being served.
You may book an event at Macphail’s. We are happy to host special occasions including weddings and receptions. Click here for further info.
Garden & grounds are open 7 days a week 9 am -5 pm, however main gates are closed at 5pm – please park outside the gates if you plan to hike the woods after 5pm (we don’t want to lock you in!)
Macphail Woods –Most of the homestead’s 57 hectares (140 acres) are wooded and include a pond, several streams and walking trails. The Macphail Homestead is honoured to include the Macphail Wood Ecological Forestry Project. This is designed for research and demonstration for the restoration of native forests on PEI. The nature centre has much to offer visiting guests, and there are youth camps offered throughout the summer. This beautiful setting is well worth coming for a walk in. For more information visit macphailwoods.org