Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide - Prince Edward Island
Canada Travel Guide - Prince Edward Island

Garden of the Gulf Museum

The Garden of the Gulf Museum, housed in a historic sandstone building, officially opened on May 16, 1958.

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The museum, through temporary exhibits, interprets our rich local history from prehistoric times to 1945. Each season a new display is featured. Our collection consists of many special artifacts, including a unique tunic made in Charlottetown before 1799 (worn by Ian Mor MacDonald, a Militia volunteer during the 1790s), an 1837 needlework sampler, and many man-made tools used by early settlers. Also, various archival items are featured including bibles, deeds and Provincial Auditor's Reports (1870s, 1880s, 1890s). The 1967 Centennial Album delights visitors with its seventy-page pictorial history of Montague. It depicts the first bank safe arriving in Montague, the first sidewalk being laid, the first horse racing photo finish, and school pictures. This is a must-see display.

As well, the Museum regularly features thematic displays that change from year to year. Past displays have included a sewing centre, medical equipment, farm tools, etc. Please contact the Museum for a current display description. If you are interested in researching the local area, the Museum is a wonderful resource with a good collection of primary and secondary sources on a variety of local topics.

How to Contact
Garden of the Gulf Museum
564 Main St.
Montague, C0A 1R0
Ph: (902) 838-2467
Web: website
Email: send email

Opening Hours
June 1 - Sept. 30
Monday- Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm