Canadian Potato Museum, O'Leary

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  • Potatoes and Prince Edward Island are synonymous and during the summer virtually every farmer's field has potato flowers in bloom. The Canadian Potato Museum will tell you everything you could ever.....  more »
  • A potato museum on PEI should have the best fries right? Well sadly wrong. We made a special trip to get their fries and poutine and were extremely disappointed with the fries. They were really hard.....  more »
  • After driving past fields and fields of potatoes with some blooming in July, we reached the Potato Museum in O'Leary, PEI where we were greeted by a huge sculpted potato--great photo op. The museum...  more »
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  • This place was amazing. It's crazy what you can learn about a potato. The museum was clean and fun. There were a lot of facts to learn. It's very small but so cute. Perfect for kids to learn all about potatoes!
  • What a fun experience! We went on the Farm tour and it was truly a once in a lifetime experience! I don't think we would have gotten the personalized touch anywhere else. Eric did an amazing job on the tour and he made us feel so welcome and comfortable. Touring Chris's farm was super fun and he was really down to earth. Would go back again and would strongly encourage others to visit! It is well worth the drive from Charlottetown.
  • If you like potatoes or are just curious about them, this is really a great place to visit to learn more. The museum lays out all the details about planting, growing, harvesting, blight and disease, social questions, nutritious questions, etc. They have a great little cafe that serves all things potato. The local history museum is quite interesting as well! There is lots of stuff from earlier in the century, most of it in amazing shape. There is a big section devoted to earlier farm machinery as well, though there are fewer explanations in that area.
  • We did the farm tour that the museum offers. Absolutely fantastic. We met up with Donna at the museum who was super friendly. She had everything ready and organized. She introduced us to our guide/chauffeur Eric. Eric is a retired farmer who drove us out to a potato farm. Interesting guy and very personable. At the farm we met up with the owner Morgan. Heavy rain that day prevented us from going out to the field but we did get to see the climate controlled warehouse. Honestly the best part was just talking with Morgan and Eric. They are passionate about their community and Morgan was very informative about the science of growing potatoes. A bonus of the tour is a trip to West Point lighthouse. There was also the option of a wool producer but we were a bit pressed for time. This was all followed by a tasty potato based lunch back at the museum, time touring the museum and making potato fudge with Donna at the cafe which was a great deal of fun. Highly recommended the farm tour.
  • The best French fries on the island (at least in my limited experience) and a fascinating history of the history of the potato as a source of calories and nutrients. It has a well-designed layout. Some not-so-simple concepts are described by a video by a researcher from the University of Guelph, augmented with appropriate graphics that bring the knowledge down to earth.

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