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Province House

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Address: 1726 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y3, Canada
Phone Number: 902-424-4661
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Oldest provincial Parliament building still in use in Canada; a visit to...

Oldest provincial Parliament building still in use in Canada; a visit to its legislative library is recommended.

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Good Place to go to watch the debates

I find this place really interesting as our laws are discussed here and other changes that effect us here in the Province. It is also very interesting to walk around and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2016
dgg123
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Halifax, Canada
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Picton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We stopped by on Saturday, March 12 at about 2pm. The building was locked. In response to our testing the front door, a security guard appeared and said that they are never open on Saturdays. TripAdvisor information about the hours for this site is possibly incorrect.

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Thank Ian M
Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

I find this place really interesting as our laws are discussed here and other changes that effect us here in the Province. It is also very interesting to walk around and visit.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We were cruise ship passengers and decided to take our own walking tour of Halifax. The ship docked close to most attractions. We stopped at Province house and were greeted by very friendly and helpful staff member who directed us and even turned into A tour guide explaining some of the artifacts and history of the building and Canada. I... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

You can visit here to see the oldest regional government in Canada. Do not leave much time for it in your plans, though. It is good for a quick walk through

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We were walking from the Citadel down to the waterside and happened upon this building where there was a sign on the sidewalk offeriing free tours and, not knowing what it was, we went inside. It is where the Nova Scotia Legislature has met since 1819 so it was akin to visiting a US state capital building. A young woman... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We like to check out capitals on our travel. Other than initial security check, allowed to roam public areas of the building at our own pace.

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Thank Doris M
Almere, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This place offers you a sneak peak back in time. It has a lot of history and the house is very nice situated in the city centre. As of today a lot of leaders of the world will have a stop at this place where the constitution started.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Went on a Grade 3 class trip to Province House and the tour guides did a great job engaging the children. Spoke to their level and answered their questions well. Kids found it very interesting and loved choosing whose seat they wanted.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We were just viewing this building from outside, when a security guard told us it was open for viewing. You are security scanned, but can then wander the lower and first floor, and see the legislative assembly room, a grand reception room, and interesting displays on the freedom of the press. Well worth a diversion. Staff friendly and helpful. Don't... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Interesting visit where you see parts of the rooms with books and portraits. Most interesting part was the entrance going through security screening. it was like going through the airport.

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