Kingston Peninsula Heritage

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Forme autorisée du nom

Kingston Peninsula Heritage

forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

  • Kingston Peninsula Heritage

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • John Fisher Memorial Museum
  • 1810 Carter House Tea Room and Gift Shop


  • Communautaire

Zone du contact


Museum Director- Glen Baxter Contact principal



Adresse physique

874 Route 845




New Brunswick

Nom du pays


Code postal

E5N 1V3






Zone de description


Kingston Peninsula Heritage Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization that promotes preservation of the area’s heritage resources. The organization involves people representing a broad interest in the human and natural history of the Kingston Peninsula. The group’s ambitious agenda includes programs to enhance identified built heritage sites, develop awareness and education, maintain an artifact collection and museum facility, create heritage displays, community signage, pamphlets, newsletters, publications and many other innovative projects.

      The John Fisher Memorial Museum was established in 1982 and depicts many of the aspects of life on the Kingston Peninsula. From Wolastoqiyik basket work to the tools and clothing of early settlers the museum displays many local artifacts. Each year the summer exhibit portrays topics of local interest including history and local artists.  The museum is named in honour of John Fisher, a celebrated CBC broadcaster and publicist. From 1943 to 1955, he travelled throughout the country, broadcasting its wonders on "John Fisher Reports", a popular program heard three times a week on the national radio system. He became affectionately known as "Mr. Canada" by many in the nation.

The Carter House was built by Frances Newman Perkins, a Loyalist from Connecticut, for his son Robert Perkins. The house was eventually passed down to Perkins’ daughter Phoebe and her husband William Pywell, a substantial landholder, innkeeper and lumberman who immigrated to New Brunswick in 1817 from England. In 1855 Pywell sold the house to William A. Carter, a shoemaker. Carter and his wife Mary Jones raised a family of ten children in this home, one of whom, William S. Carter, would later become a prominent figure in his community, and the Chief Superintendent of Education for the province. It is for him that the Carter House is named.

In 1964 Peninsula Heritage Inc. purchased Carter House with the intention of preserving and maintaining it for future generations. In the years that followed extensive renovations were undertaken and in 1998 the Carter House Tea Room was opened for business. Since that time it has served not only as an interesting and leisurely stop for travellers and a gathering place for locals, but also a source of summer employment, allowing local students to work close to home and gain valuable experience and knowledge about their community.

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Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

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Heures d'ouverture

June-August: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00-4:00
Winter: By Appointment Only

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Admission fee by donation


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Services d'aide à la recherche

English and French available
Research room
Genealogical information

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1810 Carter House Tea Room opens for the summer season on Wednesday, June 29th and will remain open Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, until Saturday, September 3rd. Please note: Carter House will be closed on Canada Day. Drop by to enjoy a hot pot of tea, served in china cups, and try out the various sandwiches and sweets prepared by our staff daily. Tours of the house are provided or you may wander about in our museum and library located upstairs in this unique cottage found beside the Kingston Mercantile in the village of Kingston. Sales via cash only in 2016, or by identified cheque, as the use of credit cards is cancelled. The store next door has an ATM Machine for public use.

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Points d'accès

  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

874 Route 845
Kingston, New Brunswick
CA E5N 1V3