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St. Paul's Church

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Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
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Address: 1749 Argyle St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K4, Canada
Phone Number: 1 902 429 2240
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Built from timbers brought by sea from Boston in 1749, this historic site...

Built from timbers brought by sea from Boston in 1749, this historic site was the cathedral of the first Anglican bishop of Nova Scotia.

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Very old Anglican Cathedral with beautiful stain glass windows inside.

Go to Argyle street and look at the outside windows. You will see a silhouette of a former Reverend/Bishop' profile. It is said to have happened during the Halifax explosion.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
cutiegirl52
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Sackville, Canada

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Sackville, Canada
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to Argyle street and look at the outside windows. You will see a silhouette of a former Reverend/Bishop' profile. It is said to have happened during the Halifax explosion.

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Thank cutiegirl52
Halifax Region, Canada
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

this is one of the smallest and oldest churches I have ever seen I really liked it and so much history in it from Halifax a must to see when you are in Halifax

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Thank Paula G
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We didn't go into the church but walked by it on our walking tour of the Titanic locations. My son was amazed that some of the Titanic victim funerals were held there.

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Thank Katie S
Odessa, Ukraine
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139 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is an old lovely church in a heart of Halifax that witnessed much including The Halifax Explosion.

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Thank vladimir70
Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is a truly historic church in the centre of Halifax, well within walking distance of most points in the city. Reach back in time, touch some history, sit in a pew shared by Kings and Queens or simply go to church ther on Sunday.

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is a very old church in down town Halifax built in 1749 when the city was founded. A must visit id you like history

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Guelph, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Worth stopping in when you're on Argyle or Barrington. There's a bit of a historic display inside the church itself, and just seeing this building up close (including the piece of shrapnel embedded in the wall from the Halifax explosion a century ago!) is a good insight into the sheer age of this city. A wooden church built in the... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is a very interesting church. We were on a guided tour and really needed more time to read artifacts that the church has. Really interesting in learning about the history of Halifax. Plan to spend at least 45 minutes to an hour to read all of the artifacts.

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St. Albert, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We were spending time touring the various historic, downtown streets of Halifax, and happened upon St. Paul's (Anglican) Church, which, surprise to us, happened to be open. We learned a lot about this, the oldest Protestant Church in Canada (later, we toured the second-oldest: St. John's Anglican in Lunenburg). One interesting and unusual feature was a piece of shrapnel from... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Beautiful church. We learned that it was built by volunteers using the hull of a ship. The stained glass in the church is gorgeous and well worth the visit.

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