Fairholm Eddie Rice Collection Roger's Album 004

Courtesy of the Edward Rice Collection

Now an inn, Fairholm was built in 1839 as a private home for member of Charlottetown’s political elite and early Mayor of Charlottetown, Thomas Heath Haviland.

The villa is recognized as one of the finest homes in Pre-Confederation Canada. It is a rare example of early brick construction both on Prince Edward Island and within Canada’s picturesque villa inventory. The spacious treed grounds reinforce the picturesque qualities of the building.

The house was designated a National Historic Site 4 June 1992

Many Charlottetown children have wondered (and let their imaginations run wild) about just what was in the raised mound with the doors on it on the Fairholm property. The answer is a lot less interesting than most would think – it is a root cellar.

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