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Address: 1726 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y3, Canada
Phone Number: 902-424-4661
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Description: Oldest provincial Parliament building still in use in Canada; a visit to...
Oldest provincial Parliament building still in use in Canada; a visit to its legislative library is recommended.
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Canada's Oldest Seat of Government

We just wandered in and our visit was a delight...we were offered a personal tour, a pamphlet with the history detailed. You were free to go into the rooms on the first and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It's a beautiful house to walk by. I didn't get a chance to go in, but I'm not sure that there is much to do aside from looking at it.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We just wandered in and our visit was a delight...we were offered a personal tour, a pamphlet with the history detailed. You were free to go into the rooms on the first and second floors..the observation gallery overlooking the legislative assembly chamber is closed except when the government is sitting. I found the library very interesting. It is a small... More 

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Winnipeg
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67 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The quick little tour of this house is worth taking. The house has beautiful architectural features and the guide is informative. Even the security guards were friendly and helpful.

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Houston
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Stopped by about 15:45. A very nice woman proceeded to give my wife and I a 40 minute tour. Lot of interesting information - especially the senator who knocked all the heads off the bird motifs thinking they were American Eagles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We almost passed up the tour but a friendly guard encouraged us to enter and we were glad we did. A knowledgeable young man gave us a quick but thorough tour of the history of The Province House. I was especially interested in the collection of portraiture. PS As a bonus, there is a virtual cache in the courtyard!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 469 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Having found other provincial legislatures highly interesting, we decided to visit that of Nova Scotia when in Halifax. The ground floor is laid out with artefacts and other items of general significance, which was interesting. Upstairs is the debating chamber, library and former upper house, all very smart and fascinating. Just by chance on the day we were there, the... More 

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Barcelona
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117 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Lovely building with good historical overview of Canadian confederation as well a a peek into where active legislature takes place today in Nova Scotia.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I walked in and asked when the next tour would take place. Minutes later,they'd organised a personal tour. I learned a lot in a short time.

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Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It is a relatively small building. The tour is less than 30 minutes to an hour in length. It is worth visiting.

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Solihull, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A very interesting place to visit - the staff are very welcoming and knowledgeable, some amazing paintings and even Queen Victoria's handkerchief

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