The Garden of the Gulf Museum, housed in a historic sandstone building at 564 Main Street, officially opened on May 16, 1958. Located on a hill overlooking the bridge, the museum is in the former Post Office and Customs House. The brick and stone structure was built in 1887 with stone quarried from the river and brick that was made locally by Robert Stewart. The building is owned by the Town of Montague and the museum operation is run by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Over the entrances are unique stone carvings, a bust of Queen Victoria and the Island Coat of Arms, with three small trees under one large tree. The small trees represent our three counties (Prince, Queens and Kings) and the large oak represents Great Britain.
There will be a full-time genealogist available from July 6-October 3 to assist all those seeking information about their ancestors from eastern PEI. We are very proud to offer the dedicated services of Donna Collings, one of the most knowledgeable genealogists on PEI, in a new Genealogy Centre at 20 Sullivan Lane, Montague. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 838-1523. Charges apply at the rate of $25 per hour.
In the Museum itself, at 564 Main Street, you will find expanded exhibits and a new gift shop offering local handmade treasures as well as several books about the Montague area. Connie Spencer and Olivia Jamieson will welcome you.
Connie is the new development coordinator tasked with forming community and industry partnerships when she’s not leading a tour. Olivia will be running the Museum Madness programs for children as well as greeting visitors. Hugh Graham will continue collecting oral histories of the area.
The museum aspires to be interesting, inviting, and appealing and welcomes suggestions or comments on-site or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in July and August, Monday-Friday 10-6 in June and September. Admission is $5 per person, free for ages 12 and under.
There will be an enhanced summer schedule of special events—stay tuned for dates and details or like the museum on Facebook for notifications.
HOURS OF OPERATION
June and September
Monday – Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
July and August
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Adults – $5.00 (tax included)
- Children (under 12) – FREE
- Motor Coaches – $45.00 (tax included) per coach
School tours are welcome and complementary with an advance notice
Garden of the Gulf Museum
564 Main Street
P.O. Box 1237, Montague
Prince Edward Island, C0A 1R0
PO Box 546
24 Queens Road, Montague
Prince Edward Island C0A 1R0
Mon-Fri: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm