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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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Historic Anglican Church

The cornerstone for St Paul's was laid in 1750 and the church still holds services today. It is the oldest building in Halifax and was important to the development and history of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cornerstone for St Paul's was laid in 1750 and the church still holds services today. It is the oldest building in Halifax and was important to the development and history of the City. This National Historic Site is worth a visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great history and artwork in this building and the guides were very knowledgeable. so close to the wharf too so easy to get to it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a lovely haven in the midst of a busy downtown area. St Pauls drew us in because of it`s story of the Halifax Explosion. But the grounds and the church itself were peaceful and relaxing. It was interesting to discover the historical significance of St Paul`s as well.

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful historic church that is more than a monument, St Paul's continuously serves an active, lively faith community. Its roots go back to Halifax's founding and it bears the marks of such events as the 1917 Explosion. A welcoming place for locals and visitors alike, it's a sanctuary in the middle of downtown that often features music and visual art... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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 July 13, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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 July 3, 2016

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 June 21, 2016

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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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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