**Please note: the Homestead will be closed for the remainder of the season for day-to-day operations (i.e., tea room is not open for lunch/brunch or for tours). Macphail will open for special events including the Yard Sale, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and annual lectures. Details about these events can be found under Events on the website.
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. Or just stroll through the grounds and enjoy the gardens and nursery.
And, if you’re feeling hungry, visit the Tea Room for lunch or a light refreshment.
The Homestead is open to the public June 3rd to Nov. 27th, Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am-5 pm.
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!). See you again soon!
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. A natural setting that cannot be missed! For more information visit macphailwoods.org