Victoria Row, the former market centre of Charlottetown, is home to a wide variety of shopping and dining needs.
Beaconsfield Historic House (Corner and Kent and West Streets) Beaconsfield Historic House, with its mansard roof, elaborate gingerbread trim and crowning belvedere stands as an enduring symbol of Victorian elegance. Built in 1877 for James Peake, Jr., a prominent shipbuilder and merchant, Beaconsfield was a visible expression of his social and economic standing. This elegant home - with its twenty-five rooms, eight fireplaces and imported chandeliers - was one of the finest residences in Charlottetown. Located near Victoria Park, the property is open year-round for tours, lectures and special events. Visitors are welcome to tour its Victorian furnished rooms and enjoy the wonderful view of the Charlottetown Harbour from the verandah and garden.
During July and August, Beaconsfield is open for tours daily from 10am to 5pm and hosts The Beaconsfield Children's Festival weekday mornings at 11am in the Carriage House. Visitors are asked to telephone (902) 368-6603 for hours of operation from September to June.