Sir Andrew Macphail was known to have parties with a variety of guests, including L.M Montgomery, Earl Gray, Stephen Leacock, and many more. To keep this tradition alive, Red Seal Chef Joel Short has created a menu for the Tea Room to allow guests to have a taste of the Macphail’s Scottish background and produce grown in our own gardens.

Lunch is served on Weekends – Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunch (with a brunch option).

Notes:  Guided tours are not available when lunch is served. The Homestead closes for special events – please see the calendar.

Would you like to rent our space? We host special occasions such as weddings, and can offer meal packages for groups between 25 and 40 people.  Contact Angie Jeffrey, Site Manager by email: or tel: 902 651-2146 (Jun – Dec) and 902 394-6475 (Jan- May), between 9am and 5pm.

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For many years we have been hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners in the Great Hall. These dinners are often sold out events, so be sure to book your tickets early.

All the special dinners require reservations. Call 902 651-2789 or email: to book your tickets