Macaulay Heritage Park is an attractive historic site featuring many points of interest: Macaulay House, built in 1830 and restored to the mid 1850s; the historic former Church of St. Mary Magdalene, now the Prince Edward County Museum; the old St. Mary Magdalene Parish Cemetery; the Heritage Gardens and the Carriage House. Reverend William Macaulay was originally sent to this area as a missionary. In 1823 he organized the Parish of Hallowell, donating the land for the church and paying for much of its construction from his own personal wealth. Reverend Macaulay’s contributions to the community were not only spiritual, but civic—donating his property for the construction of both a school and a courthouse; the latter has been in use since 1831. Macaulay was also instrumental in the naming of the town of Picton.
Adults: $5.00 incl. HST
Seniors and Students: $4.00 incl. HST
Children (5-12): $3.00 No HST
Family (2 adults & up to 6 children): $14.00 incl. HST
Welcome Weekend Events May 21 and 22, 2016. Click on the photo below to find out more information about the events for Opening Weekend at each Museum.
May to September:
Macaulay Heritage Park
October to April:
(613) 476-2148 x 258
Fax (613) 476-8356
The County of Prince Edward gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, Museums Assistance Program and Cultural Spaces Canada Program.
The County of Prince Edward recognizes the contribution of the Government of Ontario to the Macaulay Church Rehabilitation Project through the Investing in Ontario Program.
Victoria Day Weekend to Labour Day Weekend
Wednesday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CLOSED: Monday and Tuesday
Open weekends in September
Gallows and Graveyards Walking Tour: Friday at 6:30 p.m. in July and August
Location 35 Church Street (at Union Street), Picton