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St. Paul's Church

1749 Argyle St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K4, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
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Ranked #18 of 79 Attractions in Halifax
Type: Religious Sites
Description: 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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Vancouver, Canada
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193 reviews 193 reviews
54 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Located in a grassy square opposite the architecturally interesting city hall..St. Paul's recalls the history of a city. Volunteers are eager to share Halifax history if you only ask.

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LaSalle, Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While I am not a deeply religious guy, I still appreciate history and culture, this is a beautiful old Church in amazing condition. I was amazed at the workmanship and would highly recommend a visit.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great example of 18th century church, beautiful stained glass great snapshots of history on the monuments dedicated to historic figures in Nova Scotia

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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137 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is where the royals worship when they visit Halifax. The royal pew (the first pew in the front) is roped off. I thought that this church had a great deal of charm and character. It is not overdone like some churches. There is lot in St Paul's in terms of plaques, stain glass windows, and memorabilia, which, for me,... More

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Titusville, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Built from wood already cut in Boston, MA (there were no sawmills in Halifax at the time) this old church has stood the test of time and even the long ago explosion that leveled parts of Halifax. There is still a large wooden splinter stuck in the wall from that tragedy. Quiet and serene, a beautiful old church.

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British Columbia, Canada
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147 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Built in 1750 this is the first Anglican Cathedral built outside of Great Britain. Inside is an impressive altar and pipe organ. Lining the walls are memorial plaques honouring people who were members of the church; reading these tributes gives good insight into the severity of life in earlier times. As the photo attests and contrary to popular opinion, a... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

An imposing building in a New World city. St Paul's is an oasis of calm just up from the bustling harbour. The velvet-lined royal pew awaits another visit, or is that a first visit? There was a fine art exhibition with the customary charming student guides (where did we go wrong?). Some very interesting commemorative plaques which evidence links between... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a beautiful old church that is worth the walk up from the harbor, even if you are not going to destinations further up the hill. The docent who was there during our visit was very pleasant and informative.

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Banning, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

When possible we go to visit older churches in a city. This is a wonderful well cared for building in the old City Center. Found while walking thru Halifax where we could get there. Open for your viewing and tours available on Saturday. http://www.stpaulshalifax.org/

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Halifax, Canada
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166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you love history and/or visiting churches you won't want to miss St. Paul's. Be sure to take a pamphlet and learn about the history. As you walk in the front door look way up to the left to see a piece of metal piecing the wall. That ended up there during the Halifax Explosion of 1917. Once in the... More

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