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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The tour takes about 30 minutes to see 3 rooms, the room where the Charlottetown conference was held, the room that the PEI government uses still today and a library with a painting depicting the ball at the conclusion of the 1864 convention. A film (about 20 min) tells the history of the 1864 convention.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! Province house is a piece of Canadian history and fun to look through. A free attraction that is a must see!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Second oldest legislature in Canada, and still has much of the original furniture. Staff are amazing - warm and friendly, and very knowledgeable. Don't miss it.

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London, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were in Charlottetown recently and made a point of visiting this historic site. It was exciting to go for the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown conference of 1864 and to see the rooms where the nation of Canada was founded. The video you see at the beginning sets the stage for your tour of the various... More

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

Great historical place that shows and describes the history of Canada. There is a video to see and understand what was accomplished. Guided tour was also included to give more information about this building, which is still being used today. A good history lesson.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

As a Canadian interested in history this is a place to visit. Would recommend to go on a tour to learn details - there isn't much to see or learn independently. Outside of the building period actors roam about and talk with visitors. Beside province house at noon each day is a free show of music and dance. The show... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were greeted warmly by the staff. They were well versed and informative able to answered all questions. Glad we stopped there

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Enjoyed learning about province house. Guides were very helpful answering questions. Enjoyed seeing people in period clothing around the area as well. A must see!

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Loved this. So glad I got to see the room where the Charlottetown Conference was held - fantastic. The guide was very informative and friendly - answered all of our questions. The tour is free and it's about 30 minutes. I wish we could have stayed for the movie - probably would have liked it too. This would be great... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is where the notion of joining the provinces to form Canada came together. Being from the USA, I learned a lot about North American history that I had not learned in school.

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