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St. Paul's Church

1749 Argyle St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K4, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
1 902 429 2240
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Ranked #25 of 71 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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English first
Halifax, Canada
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262 reviews 262 reviews
55 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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Halifax, Canada
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256 reviews 256 reviews
125 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is an historic, little church that is beautiful to see. If you are visiting downtown Halifax and get an opportunity to visit, don't hesitate to drop by. We saw it this year as part of the Doors Open Halifax event and enjoyed it. It takes 10 - 30 minutes to walk around, soak in the history and beauty. It... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

St. Paul's church holds a special place in my heart as it is in the center of places I like to frequent when visiting relatives in Nova Scotia. My Mum and Da got married there in 1954 and I suppose that was an important day for my eventual existence. Halifax is a bit out of the way, but I'd highly... More

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Ontario
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The oldest church of English ancestry in Canada, St. Paul's church is a glimpse into the past. Stories abound inside the church and if you walk around and look closely at the windows you might just see the formation of a legend!

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Fayetteville, GA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

If you are only going to visit one church in Halifax, this is the church to visit. The inside of this church is loaded with history. I thoroughly enjoyed reading plaques about past pastors and leaders of the church. The only challenge is finding parking. If you are a history buff, allow an hour to read and absorb the history... More

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Ajax, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

lovely little church with beautiful stained glass and so much history and maybe a ghost there were lots of docents for questions

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Drumheller, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

St. Paul's is one of the oldest churches in North America and is filled with history and ghost stories. Off of grand parade and beside city hall, this is the heart of Halifax, and a trip to this city is incomplete without visiting here

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We visited this church which is the oldest building in Halifax and were particularly impressed by the simple structure and impressive low stained glass windows that enabled you to appreciate the artwork.

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Church Point, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

The brochure that was provided allowed me to give myself a tour and walk around the church. The church was not busy and it allowed me to have a nice change of pace. This is in the city centre and free. I recommend it.

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Truro, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I often visit the church as you see something new every time. Looking at the dates on the donation plaques make you realize that there were generations of people here long before you.

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