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Province House National Historic Site of Canada

Corner of Univeristy Ave and Grafton St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 5V8, Canada
902-566-7626
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Type: Architectural Buildings
Owner description: The birthplace of Confederation and the seat of PEI's provincial legislature since 1847, Province House National Historic Site is Charlottetown's most... more » Owner description: The birthplace of Confederation and the seat of PEI's provincial legislature since 1847, Province House National Historic Site is Charlottetown's most significant cultural landmark. Walk in the footsteps of the Fathers of Confederation as you learn about the history of this magnificent example of neo-classical architecture and see how it remains a centre of political life for Islanders today. « less
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Moncton
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138 reviews 138 reviews
73 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

great heritage site to take the family to! learn about how Canada was formed, and see where it happened first hand! A requisite for Canadians at least once, our own little pilgrimage :)

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canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Canadian history starts with meeting in Charlottetown at this location, See where the fathers of conferation met. you may even see Sir John A MacDonald or others walking the property or roming about town

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Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I had an excellent guide who gave me a very informative and interesting insight to the early days of Canadian history

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Sonora, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

There are rooms displayed just how every thing was during the first days of their government. You can look around and with a little imagination you can hear the founding fathers in session.

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York, SC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Although from the states, I am a history enthusiast. As usual, I did read up on the time period and the site. (Note that I was with a group of 20, and may not have had the usual tour.) That being said, I thought the young lady did an excellent job of conveying the full historical message, and was excited... More

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I loved the fact that you can visit the site where Canadian Confederation was first discussed. The staff were friendly and well informed; and the visit, although brief, was interesting and insightful.

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Ames, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Great staff, very accommodating. Nice to be able to be so close to history. Enjoyed the film and because of it and the great restorations (ongoing to prepare for next year's anniversary) you can stand in this building and almost feel the action...it was very palatable.

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Oshawa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

My wife talked me into this stop and it was very worth while. It only takes about 45 minutes to do and you learn about the Canadian history. Not sorry I visited this place

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Hamilton, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

If one has the opportunity, every Canadian should visit the site of the Charlottetown Conference of 1864 at which four colonies decided to confederate to establish Canada as a nation beginning July 1, 1867. It's a relatively small conference room restored with period accoutrements but it is still very impressive because of what happened there.

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Kamloops
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Charlottetown makes the most of its role in the Confederation of Canada in this lovely, old building. It is presently under construction to bring out its best for the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Charlottetown accord next year. Enjoyed the very friendly, helpful staff and the video of the history of the building.

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