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Province House

Address: 1726 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y3, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
Phone Number: 902-424-4661
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Ranked #16 of 64 Attractions in Halifax
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Owner description: Oldest provincial Parliament building still in use in Canada; a visit to its legislative library is recommended.

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denver
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If possible, take a tour to learn about Canadian History. You can peek into the amazing library and view the chambers. We felt very welcome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The day we visited, there was a concert going on. It was fantastic to hear the sounds of the symphony. Legislature was not in session, so we were allowed to visit the chambers and walk right out onto the floor. Great experience for adults, better even for kids! Downstairs provided history and info on Joseph Howe, politician and journalist.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I love to tour historic buildings and government buildings and this fit the bill for both. Very informative tour, beautiful building inside and out, lots of historical events happened there.

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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

You Must visit Province House on a trip to Halifax. The building has been kept to a historically accurate design, while still remaining the seat of the provincial government. The staff are delightful and informative.

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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143 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

You have to empty your pockets of any coins, key, cameras, etc. and go through a metal detector. Your bags also have to go through the detector. You can then view Province House on your own or have a guided tour. We opted for a guided tour. After a brief introduction, we were left on our own to look at... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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50 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

First of all, I congratulate the gov't for keeping this public site open on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer. Bravo! A great way to keep the institution accessible to the public. Nice, knowledgeable tour guide, and lovely historical structure.

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NH
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband and I were warmly greeted without the stiffness or seriousness of visiting State houses in the USA. Yes, we had our bag run through a scanner and had to walk through one ourself, but it was brief and painless. Our tour guide,Yannick, was friendly and extremely well versed in the history and politics of Canada, even though he... More

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I took my political science students to see this for a field trip today. The tour guide was excellent and told us some great stories as well as giving us a detailed history and answering all of our questions. You get to see the Red Room with the thrones, the library and the Legislative Assembly. On the way in you... More

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Langley City, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The exhibits presented Nova Scotia from 200 years ago to present days. Interior was simple and elegant. I was the only one visiting. The outside wall was under renovation.

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Halifax, Canada
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166 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

There is really only 3 rooms to see: the Red Room, Library and the actual Legislative Assembly. All are worth seeing. There is also an interesting display about Joseph Howe. The tour guide was very knowledgable and fridendly. He answered every question our small group posed to him with authority. Whole thing took about a half hour and is free.

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