After spending the better part of a week on PEI we ended out trip with a visit to this museum which was a very interesting stop. As it turns out PEI is one of the worlds largest growers of potatoes and their soil gives them a unique, good flavor. The museum provides a complete history from first discovery through the various types of machinery developed over the years, of which many machines are on display. Presumably correct, one display states that Thomas Jefferson brought the concept of 'French fries' back from Paris In the 1780's.
The museum is located in the small town of O'Leary on the western end of PEI. Admission is 8 C$ per adult/ 7 C$ per senior + 5% tax, May 15 to Oct 15, 9a-5p. See: http://www.peipotatomuseum.com/visitor.htm .
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