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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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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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A beautiful piece of halifax history.

We popped into St. Paul's on our walk back to the waterfront from Citadel hill. What an absolute gem. If you want a good look at the history of the early settlers of halifax, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We popped into St. Paul's on our walk back to the waterfront from Citadel hill. What an absolute gem. If you want a good look at the history of the early settlers of halifax, the history and story of the place I recommend you pop in. It's very tranquil and the windows were lovely.

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Kenosee Lake, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This church survived the Halifax explosion and is loaded with History. We were greeted by a very nice young man ready to answer any questions we had. As a bonus an orchestra was practicing for a concert to be held that night and we were able to enjoy a sampling of their talent.

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Beaver Bank, N.S.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Take few minutes to explore this historic church in downtown Halifax. Great Halifax explosion story within one of the windows. Lots of seating outside if not everyone wants to go inside.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Historic St. Paul's church survived the Halifax Explosion. It is connected to the Grand Parade square which separates it The Government Building and down the Street from Scotia Square and The newly named Scotia Bank Center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is my own church. It was built in 1749 and is the oldest Protestant church in Canada. The church is very much like St. Peter's in London. There were additions added to the church as time went on. It was the center point for the very young Halifax. St. Paul's has actual burials within the basement of the church... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Visited this church at Doors Open Halifax........a most interesting Church and the guides/church members were helpful and friendly and well informed. A 'must see' for anyone interested in Canadian history.

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Sea Cliff, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

What an architectural gem! Chock a block with history at every turn. Beautifully preserved without being stuffy or pretentious.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This church dates from 1750 and is the oldest church in Halifax. Inside, it is beautiful with a giant organ. My friend, who does play the organ, was invited by the reverend there to play the organ when we visited, and it was a great experience. And my friend did play it very well.

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Solihull, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

There is a comprehensive free guide to help you walk round this historic church - the first Anglican church outside of England (1749)

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We stopped in to see this old church in the center of downtown Halifax. It was ornate and impressive, with a lot of historical information available. We (as Mennonites) were curious about the fact that the current rector is a Friesen--a distinctly Mennonite-sounding name. If you like historic architecture, this is a good stop.

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Address: 1749 Argyle St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K4, Canada
Phone Number: 1 902 429 2240
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax

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