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The Canadian Potato Museum is located in the community of O'Leary in the western part of Canada's smallest province. It is surrounded by fertile potato growing fields where the humble potato has played an important role in the economy for many years. The museum depicts an interesting display of the potato industry, and houses a large collection of farm implements and machinery related to the growing and harvesting of potatoes. In fact, this museum contains the largest exhibit of potato artifacts in the world!
In 1999 a major expansion was constructed to accommodate the Potato Hall of Fame, the extraordinary national Amazing Potato Exhibit, and incorporates the Community Museum. The building now covers over 7000 square feet and is air conditioned for your comfort. Collectors of the curious will be pleased to find a recently added giant sculptured potato at the entrance to the museum. The complex includes other attractions on site such as the Heritage Chapel, the Log Barn and the Little Red Schoolhouse.
Follow the Route 2 West from Summerside to Tignish. Turn left on Route 142 (O'Leary). After entering the community of O'Leary just past the Community Sports Centre, turn left on Parkview Avenue and left again on Dewar Lane.
Per person: $8.00 plus 5% GST
Per family (parents and children): $18.00 plus 5% GST
Group/Bus: $6.00 each plus 5% GST
Senior $7.00 each plus 5% GST
School groups: Free
Monday through Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1p.m. to 5 p.m.
Open May 15 to October 15 inclusive and on Holidays during that period.
All attractions are located within the same yard.
Parking space provided.
Admission charge includes admittance to all sites in the complex.
The Potato Museum Complex is wheelchair accessible.
Over 7000 square feet of air conditioned comfort.
Potato Blossom Festival: last week in July.
Green Gables Heritage Place
Anne of Green Gables
Green Gables, part of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish National Historic Site, is famous around the world as the inspiration for the setting in Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic tale of fiction, Anne of Green Gables. In real life, this farm was the home of David Jr. and Margaret Macneill, who were cousins of Montgomery's grandfather. Designated in 2004, Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish National Historic Site includes the Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish Home and Green Gables
Green Gables Heritage Place
Hours of Operation
July 1, 2013 to September 2, 2013
Open daily 9 am - 5 pm
Entry and service fees are charged at most national parks and national historic sites, where revenues are kept to support visitor services and facilities. This means that every time you visit a park or site you are investing in its future — and in a legacy for future generations.
The following definitions apply to entry and service fee categories unless otherwise specified:
Adult: Person 17 to 64 years of age
Senior: Person 65 years of age or over
Youth: Person 6 to 16 years of age
Family/Group: Up to seven people, with a maximum of two adults, visiting a national historic site together.
School Groups: Students of elementary and secondary schools.