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2017 Travel Guide to Canada - - Prince Edward Island -

ARDGOWAN NA­TIONAL HIS­TORIC SITE, CHAR­LOT­TE­TOWN

Ardgowan is a gra­cious house from the 19th cen­tury and was the home of Wil­liam Henry Pope, one of the Fa­thers of Con­fed­er­a­tion. It is an ex­am­ple of a pic­turesque, large ru­ral cot­tage from the Vic­to­rian era and was the scene of lav­ish en­ter­tain­ing dur­ing the his­toric Char­lot­te­town Con­fer­ence. The staff is ea­ger to tell sto­ries about this site and its in­hab­i­tants. The house and grounds have been re­stored to the pe­riod. Pope was an avid gar­dener and the prop­erty re­flects his pas­sion. Vis­i­tors are en­cour­aged to stroll around the grounds and have a pic­nic. Parks Canada ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fices for all the hold­ings on P.E.I. are lo­cated in­side

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