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St. Paul's Church

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Address: 1749 Argyle St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K4, Canada
Phone Number: 1 902 429 2240
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Description: 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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This is one place you must visit. The church built in 1749 is the oldest in Halifax and I believe in Canada. Architecture is beautiful and the history is amazing. Well worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is one place you must visit. The church built in 1749 is the oldest in Halifax and I believe in Canada. Architecture is beautiful and the history is amazing. Well worth taking the time to visit.

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Halifax Region, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

a wonderful church, many things and design heavily influenced by the British, the history of the church is very interesting and the shrapnel above entrance from Halifax explosion. We visited as part of the 'open doors festival'

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Connecticut
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218 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Again, another great historic stop in the city. A beautiful old angelican church very peaceful to stop and visit and perhaps make a special prayer for someone you love.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a beautiful church! My friend and I stumbled upon it while exploring downtown. It's a free attraction as well, which is always nice. They have an exhibit right now about how the church was used as a morgue after the explosion in 1912.

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Winnipeg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Visit this old church for some interesting history and lovely architecture. The guides provide information about the church and its role in Halifax history.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What a wonderful place to visit! I enjoy seeing churches and cathedrals, and this one is the oldest I've seen in Canada (maybe it IS the oldest) built in the 1790's. There are dedicational and memorial plaques throughout the church that date back to the 1800's, and the stained glass windows are gorgeous. Overall, I was awed with the well-maintained... More 

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Smithfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I had been ready to skip Halifax for time in other places. I'm glad that I changed my mind. St. Paul's Church is nicely positioned at the end of the parade ground in the historical district. Several other venerable structures are available a short walk away. The docents are quite knowledgeable and gracious. One even kept the church open for... More 

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newcastle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It is well worth a visit to this beautiful church. The history and displays (WW1 display when we were there) was fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This church has a rich history. We took a mini tour and came back Sunday morning for a service. The pastor gave a beautiful sermon. Although we were not members of the Church , we felt very welcomed.

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Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Wonderful history including that of the Royal Navy. A window into the history of British North America's Atlantic outpost.

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