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Guided Tours and Historical Re-enactments with the Confederation Players

History comes alive when you stroll down Charlottetown’s historic district with the Confederation Players- a troupe of costumed, young Canadians, trained as the Fathers and Ladies of Confederation. Join the Players for a guided walking tour or attend their historic vignettes. Through their portrayal of key figures such as John A. Macdonald, George Coles, and George-Étienne Cartier, the Confederation Players provide a glimpse into the cultural and historical context of the Charlottetown Conference.
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Join John A. Macdonald, Miss Mercy Coles, Colonel John Hamilton Gray, George-Étienne Cartier, and members of the Island community on the grounds of Province House National Historic Site in this 15-minute historical reenactment, exploring the personalities and politics of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference on Confederation. Get swept up in the action and join the Players afterwards for a photo or in-character discussion surrounding ‘the Magnificent Scheme’ – uniting the colonies of British North America into a bold new country.

The Duel: An Affair of Honour |   July 3 – August 25
11:30am – (Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday | weather permitting) – A battle of wills, words and pistols set in 1851. This new vignette takes place before the Young Company, from 11:30-11:45am on the lawn between Victoria Row and the Young Company amphitheatre. Based on real events, the duel took place in Charlottetown, pitting then premier of the day, George Coles against then leader of the Opposition, Edward Palmer. It was the last duel in Island history and sets the stage for PEI’s position against Confederation in 1864. (Driftwood pistols used and a snare drum for the gunshot.)

Singing with the Brass   |  July 3 – August 3
Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 11:30. The Confederation Players sing Victorian standards alongside the Confederation Brass. Songs included ‘Vive la Compagnie’; ‘Loch Lomond’; ‘Maple Leaf Forever’; and ‘the Anti-Fenian Song’.

The Great George Street Tour |  July 3 – August 25
Relive the past on one of Canada’s most famous streets, where every building and street corner has a story to tell, where you might just bump into a Victorian statesman or John Hatch, the town crier . This classic Charlottetown tour guides visitors down one of only two national historic streets in the country- the very walk that the founding fathers strolled in 1864.
(July 3 – August 18, 2018) sold from Visitor Info Centre at Founder’s Hall and CCOA Box Office. Departs from Visitor Info Centre at Founder’s Hall. Adult $15/Children $8 (tour length 1 hour – 1 hour 15 mins)
English Great George Street Tour– 10:30 a.m. (Tues – Sat)  |  French Great George Street Tour – 2:30 p.m. (Tues – Sat)  |  English Great George Street Tour – 3:30 p.m. (Tues – Sat)

The Historic Queen Square Tour  |  July 3 – August 25
A new tour exploring the origins of the central public square in Old Charlottetown, once home to the Charlottetown Marketplace, and now the site of two national historic sites, Province House and Confederation Centre of the Arts. This 45-minute guided walk also includes tour stops at the art gallery and the stunning replica of Confederation Chamber in the Centre’s Upper Foyer, and concludes with a charming historical vignette from two Confederation Players.
(July 3 – August 18, 2017) depart from soldiers’ monument, North Side of Province House. Sold from Visitor Info Centre and CCOA Box Office – Adult $10/Children $8 (tour length — 45 mins – 1 hour)
French Historic Queen Square Tour – 11 a.m. (Thurs/Fri/Sat only)  |  English Historic Queen Square Tour – 2:30 p.m. (Tues – Sat)

1864 FATHERS PUB TOUR
Must be booked through Experience PEI experiencepei.ca/play

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HOURS OF OPERATION 


Art Gallery

Wednesday to Saturday 11a.m .-  5 p.m  |  Sunday 1p.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Monday and Tuesday Closed


Box Office

Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Sundays & Evening Performances: The Box Office opens 2.5 hours prior to each performance. Please call 1.800.565.0278 or 902.566.1267 for information.

Mavor’s Restaurant

Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.  |  Friday – Saturday  11 a.m. – 11 p.m.  |  Sunday Closed
Please call 902.628.6107 for information.

Showcase Gift Shop

Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. |  Friday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. |  Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Sunday 12:00 – 5 p.m.
Please call 902.628.6149 for information.

The Story of Confederation 

Open only on Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


HOLIDAY HOURS

CCOA Building: Building closed to public December 24 to January 1
Open for Mavor’s December 31 from 5:00 – 10:00 pm  |  Open for Premier’s Levee January 1 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Box Office: December 24: Open 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  |  Closed December 25 to January 1 inclusive
(Starting January 2 hours change to being open 12:00 – 5:00 pm)

Mavor’s: Closed December 24 to 30 inclusive  |  December 31: Open 5:00 – 10:00 pm  |  Closed January 1

Art Gallery: Closed December 24 to January 1

Showcase: Open December 24 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  |  Closed December 25 to January 1

Confederation Centre Chamber: Closed December 24 to January 1 (only open on Saturdays until June)

Library (public hours): Dec. 23: 12:30 – 5:00 pm  |  Dec. 24:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm  |  Dec. 25 and Dec. 26: Closed  |  Dec. 27: 9:30 am – 8:30 pm  |  Dec. 28 and Dec. 29: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
(Security and operations on site during these hours but rest of building closed to public)

Administrative Offices: Closed December 24 to January 1

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Hours of Operation


Art Gallery

Wednesday to Saturday 11a.m .-  5 p.m  |  Sunday 1p.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Monday and Tuesday Closed


Box Office

Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Sundays & Evening Performances: The Box Office opens 2.5 hours prior to each performance. Please call 1.800.565.0278 or 902.566.1267 for information.

Mavor’s Restaurant

Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.  |  Friday – Saturday  11 a.m. – 11 p.m.  |  Sunday Closed
Please call 902.628.6107 for information.

Showcase Gift Shop

Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. |   Sunday Closed
Please call 902.628.6149 for information.

The Story of Confederation 

Open only on Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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