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Orwell Corner Historic Village

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Address: 98 Macphail Rd, Orwell, Prince Edward Island C0A 2E0, Canada
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+1 902-651-8515

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An Excellent Place to Visit!

I showed up at this historic village on a solo trip not expecting too much, but was so pleasantly surprised1 The actual village is larger than I expected, with several buildings... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I showed up at this historic village on a solo trip not expecting too much, but was so pleasantly surprised1 The actual village is larger than I expected, with several buildings and a seasonal tea room/restaurant. I arrived first thing after they opened, and was the only visitor for about half an hour. It was a little eerie being the... More 

Thank rosyreader
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256 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This historic village was a surprise and we hadn't allowed enough time to see all of it properly as we were heading for the ferry. The buildings are well looked after, the staff very helpful and informative - those playing characters did so very well. The animals are lovely, especially the horses which were being hitched up and taken to... More 

Thank ColchesterSleeper
Kincardine, Canada
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66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Well worth the stop and nominal fee. Shoulder season (Sept) but still most enjoyable. General Store Proprietor in character as well as Blacksmith/Shop and Bakery Lady/Server in the Meeting Hall. Unfortunately we had a time constraint to our visit as we were heading on to the airport. Note: Village is in its original location.

Thank Travel4Tw0
Miami, FL
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48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

A “museum village”, not a former living community as implied. Really has only about 6 significant structures. Actually the most interesting part is the agricultural museum, albeit much of the equipment is inadequately labeled.

Thank johnpE908TO
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52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Absolute gem (100 times better than ther green gables pseudo historic extravaganza),village store, post office school, church, church hall, blacksmith forge, barn, shingle cutting workshop. All beautifully preserved and working. Excellent interpretation by staff and display boards. When we were there today a man was ploughin a field with a pair of Percheron horses and took plenty of time to... More 

Thank helenmary
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106 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We were heading for the ferry off the island and looking for somewhere to have a coffee and drove up to the visit as they had a tea shop. Imagine our surprise as we found ourselves visiting a well-presented little museum of local life. We arrived late in the day and it was clear that a lot had been going... More 

Thank PETRA001
Ingersoll, Canada
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

I had read several reviews of this pioneer village which said it was small, with not much to see, but we were in the area with some spare time, and it was included in our PEI Historical Passports, so we decided to check it out on our last day on the island. First off, I was quite interested in the... More 

Thank susieq1477
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Orwell is a rare historic village in that it is the actual authentic village and not a re-created space. We visited on a drizzly day and almost had the village to ourselves. My girls raced around the leafy lanes and enjoyed the school, store and animals. We took a horse drawn wagon ride around the village and chatted for a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

There's a surprising amount to see at this little historic village--a museum with farm equipment, a schoolhouse, church, blacksmith, and general store. It's a fun place to spend a few hours on a nice day.

Thank EE52013
Columbus, Indiana
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59 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

I am so happy that our hotel recommended Orwell Corner Historic Village or we may have missed it. They have a nice museum and a lovely gift shop with items made by locals. The prices at the gift shop can't be beat. I bought an item (potato bag for the microwave) at the gift shop and saw the same item... More 

Thank Jennifer D

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