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St. Paul's Church

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Address: 1749 Argyle St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K4, Canada
Phone Number: 1 902 429 2240
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Built from timbers brought by sea from Boston in 1749, this historic site...

Built from timbers brought by sea from Boston in 1749, this historic site was the cathedral of the first Anglican bishop of Nova Scotia.

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I had planed to visit St Pauls on this trip as it has interesting historical significance, being the oldest building Halifax dating back to1750. it is no great cathedral but holds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had planed to visit St Pauls on this trip as it has interesting historical significance, being the oldest building Halifax dating back to1750. it is no great cathedral but holds a nice atmosphere, it is well worth spending an hour enjoying the peace and history.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A quiet little church right on the Grand Parade. Free to visit and be sure to ask the staff about the place. The last time I was there I spent a little time explaining to the guide on hand the history of my Regiment's Colours (ornamental, historical and honoured flags representing the Unit's history and loyalty). A visit shouldn't take... More 

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Areas of the church that were damaged in the big harbor explosion in 1917 were not all repaired on purpose. These examples are powerful history lessons.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked past one day but it was already closed for the day. We made a note of the hours and returned. St. Paul's goes back to 1749 and the founding of Halifax and I seem to remember that it is the oldest Protestant church in Canada. It's Anglican. We spent about one hour inside taking a good look and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I attended services and were very impressed with the open and friendly members; the structure and inside historical treasures are well worth a stop.

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Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Located in Downtown Halifax opposite City Hall. St Paul's Anglican Church is the oldest building in Halifax. Walk along the west side (Argyle Street) and see if you can see the silhouette of a man in one of the windows.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is the oldest church in Nova Scotia. It's beautiful and the people assisting you are very helpful.........a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Such a unique church with tombs in the basement level. Make sure the take the time to read some of the head stones that are on the walls in the church as there are some very interesting memorials.

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White Point, NS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We as a family have always loved this historic church with the image in the church window to the welcome from the parish. A special meaning for us as our eldest daughter was married in this church.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

This is the oldest building in Halifax build in 1749. Well worth the visit just for the beautiful stanined glass alone.

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