School Street House - Accommodations
Since 1874
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Welcome to
School Street House

Tourism Establishment License #1200304

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The House
Constance MacFarlane

Listen to the Jingle!

School Street (Walthen Drive) is located in the heart of Canada's cradle of confederation, the historic city of Charlottetown.

"I love this place already. I always heard that Prince Edward Island was the most beautiful place in Canada, and I used to imagine I was living here. This is the first dream that has ever come true for me."
Anne of Green Gables
by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Henry MacFarlane Henry MacFarlane - An early owner of School Street House
An early resident of School Street House

Charlottetown Tourist Home Caught In A Time Warp!

School Street House

Dream of going back in time? Come stay at School Street House, a historic three bedroom holiday home that feels just like your favourite Aunt’s place! Having a house all to yourself is perfect for folks who prefer their own special spot.

Way Back Kitchen

Fully equipped and serviced, School Street House has all the necessities plus wireless high-speed internet connection, on-site laundry facilities, tv/dvd, stereo, record player, barbeque, private treed yard, parking, handy location, house/groundskeeping service and 24 hour staffing as required.

Dining Room
Dining 1920's Style

As a member of the Community Museums Association of PEI, School Street House (c.1874) is a genuine old-time dwelling steeped in history and essentially untouched since the turn of the last century.The furnishings and floorings date between 1900-1960.

Classic Island Architecture

In addition to the vast array of historic photographs and documents, the house has many other vintage treasures such as a 1936 model Hammond BC organ with a Leslie 125 for music enthusiasts.

The Doctor's In

School Street House is the 1904 birthplace and childhood home of world-renowned marine biologist Dr. Constance MacFarlane. Dr. MacFarlane is credited with putting PEI on the map as the “Irish Moss capital of the world.”

Century-old Signatures Reveal Birthplace
of World-Renowned Marine Biologist


Children's signatures discovered on an old plaster wall behind a hundred years of paint and wallpaper reveal the birthplace and childhood home of world renowned scientist, Dr. Constance Ida MacFarlane....

Central Access to Everywhere

Happily situated downtown Charlottetown, School Street House is just a skip away from everything including theatres, galleries, historic sites, churches, repertoire cinema, shops, restaurants, seafood pound, farmer's market, parks, harbour and trails yet it's only a 5 minute hop in the car to the golf course, 15 minutes to the beach and 25 minutes to Anne of Green Gables House!

Being based in the Province's capital makes for easy day trips to all parts of the beautiful Province of Prince Edward Island.

Open year round. Weekly rates and three night specials available. Strictly non-smoking. Sorry no pets. No exceptions.

Be sure to visit the house for more details on the rooms and accommodations today.

"We never came home from an absence that it's face did not light up and speak out in eloquent welcome -- and we could not enter it unmoved."

Mark Twain on his home