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“Ton of Canadian History” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Province House National Historic Site of Canada

Province House National Historic Site of Canada
165 Richmond St. | Corner of Univeristy Ave and Grafton St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 5V8, Canada
902-566-7626
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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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.
Cincinnati
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188 reviews 188 reviews
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“Ton of Canadian History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

There is a ton of past and current history with a visit to the Province House National Historic Site of Canada. There is a great introductory film clip covering the beginnings of the Canadian nation. You then get to view the actual rooms where meetings were held with the representatives from the various Canadian provinces in 1864. You also see the room where the current PEI representatives meet twice a year. There are also Canadian Park rangers there that provide a wealth of information and are willing to provide answers to any questions you have. Another benefit is that there is no admission cost.

Visited October 2012
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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“Wee bit of Canadian History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I like learning so this place was nifty to check out the history. The accompanying video was a bit cheesy, but provided a good back story to the purpose for the site.

Visited October 2012
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Sarasota, FL
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“Must see for Canada's national beginnings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The story of confederation from the site where it all took place to the uninvited guests that made Canada unite into the dominion. Short 17 minute presentation and ablility to see the rooms where the houses sat to deliberate. Very inspiring!

Visited September 2012
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b.c.
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“very nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The location is right downtown, lots of pay parking about..
They have a movie.. which you should watch..
makes one proud to be Canadian..
lovely old building.. lots of history here..

Visited September 2012
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Souris, Canada
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“Must be visited”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I really enjoyed the movie... Good explanations about our story.. It's a short visit, good for children and nice to see old pictures and things from 100 years ago!!!

Visited August 2012
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