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Province House National Historic Site of Canada

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Address: 165 Richmond St. | Corner of Univeristy Ave and Grafton St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 5V8, Canada
Phone Number: 902-566-7626
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Description: The birthplace of Confederation and the seat of PEI's provincial...
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.
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Historical and beautiful.

There's nothing like being in the seat of confederation. You can practically taste the history of these buildings. They have done a great job restoring and maintaing these... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Charlottetown, PE

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Charlottetown, PE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

There's nothing like being in the seat of confederation. You can practically taste the history of these buildings. They have done a great job restoring and maintaing these buildings and monuments.

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The building itself is pretty cool...but would get boring fast without the period actors to bring the place alive. You can get tours and ask the period actors about themselves

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Haileybury, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It is so disappointing that we would miss or chance to visit this building. However, take a guided tour of the area by the confederation players and you will learn all you need to know. And if it is a picture you wanted then visit the Confederation building because they have a reconstruction of the famous room!

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised to happen on Province House in our wanderings around Charlottetown. While the portion open to the public is limited, it is dignified, beautifully appointed, and attended by friendly and informative tour guides. It was fascinating to learn about the formation of the confederacy. A brief film and guided tours are also offered. To top it all... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The building was closed for conservation and maintenance but the costumed performers were outside portraying Sir John A McDonald, Wilfred Laurier etc

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very disappointed to find Province House closed, right after being at the Visitors Information Centre - and that there was no indication at the V.I.C that is was closed. Pleasantly surprised to happen upon two free outdoor theatrical events that were fabulous: dramatic reenactment of meetings that might have occurred around the confederation talks (presented outside the back of Province... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great to see that the city and province are putting work into the building, but not worth stopping in for another year or so.

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Ladysmith, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

loved the film showing the confederation of Canada. also clean washrooms which is a bonus when you are a tourist. certainly worth the 30 minutes you will spend here

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I wish we could have gone inside, but the building is undergoing renovations. The Confederation Arts Center does have an exhibit inside with a video about the story of Confederation and has some of the original artifacts from the building on display with some young docents eager to tell you the story. Don't know when renovations will be done, but... More 

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Summerside, Canada
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Was in Province House before, but at this time, it was under renovations so we just got some pictures from the outside

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Additional Information about Province House National Historic Site of Canada

Address: 165 Richmond St. | Corner of Univeristy Ave and Grafton St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 5V8, Canada
Phone Number: 902-566-7626
Location: Canada  >  Prince Edward Island  >  Charlottetown

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