Sir Andrew Macphail – Canadian Man of Letters.

Sir Andrew was an illustrious Canadian scholar born in this house in 1864. He qualified as a teacher, then as a medical doctor. He was an editor, a writer, a World War 1 veteran, and the first professor of Medical History at McGill University in Montreal. He was knighted in 1918.

The Homestead is open to the public from June – October, and by chance or appointment in the shoulder season. Please email or call 902 651-2789 to request a tour.

We host events, weddings, meeting, and seminars. Please see our Calendar for details.

Garden & grounds are often open from 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 stream and walking trails.