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“Interesting” 4 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.
Orlando, Florida
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The museum staff were extremely pleasant and helpful, accompanying us and explaining things as we looked around the building. It doesn't take long to tour the place, but we found it very interesting and historically significant.

They don't post any information outside when they're not open, so it's difficult to know when they'll be open unless they actually are.

The Founders Hall Museum provides more details, but Province House is the real thing, and it's free.

Visited June 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Great Historical Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We went there is the morning and there were not a lot of people inside the building. We had a nice chat with the guides from Parks Canada. They are very knowledgeable and explained all the questions and details. It is a great place to learn and step into a piece of history of Canada.

Visited June 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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“Free to Visit!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

This is a free visit as it is run by the Government - and well it should be as this is where the meetings that made Canada become a country were held. Awesome video (in French and English) to give you the background then you can explore the building.

Visited July 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Visited here in late May, so the reenactments had not started yet. Nice historical building to visit. The short film on the Fathers of Confederation was a bit dated, but was still very enjoyable. Interesting to see the legislative chamber which is still a working legislature.

Visited May 2013
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“Province House National Historic Site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Not only is the neoclassical sandstone building of interest,but the interior is a step back in time to 1800's when representatives from the colony of Canada and the maritimes gathered to establish the country we now know as Canada. A short film depicting the events is informative and interesting. Touring the interior, you can actually view the Chamber where the gathering took place. The Provincial Legislature still meets here. This attraction is free and well worth the visit.

Visited May 2013
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