A few minutes’ drive from the village is the handsome, white-shingled house, former home of Andrew Machpail. Macphail, born in this tiny village in 1864, gained renown as a doctor, pathologist, professor, writer, editor, and agricultural tinkerer; you learn a lot about his exceptional mind and career by walking through the house, which includes exhibits on his experiments in tobacco farming, his time as a medic in World War I, and his work as a medical scholar, as well as period furniture. There’s also a tiny tea room which offers simple soup-and-sandwich type fare. But the real allure is a stroll across the green lawn and through the 57 hectares (140 acres) of forest called The MacPhail Woods laced by several trails ★. It’s a project to bring back some of PEI’s lost native Acadian forest.
Queen's County› Attraction
Sir Andrew McPhail Homestead
A few minutes outside Orwell Village
Our Rating Hours Open daily from spring through fall, with shorter hours in the shoulder seasons. Phone 902/651-2789 Prices Free Admission Web site Sir Andrew McPhail Homestead
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