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Government House

1451 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z2, Canada
+1 902-424-7001
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Lieutenant Governor J.J. Grant invites you to explore the beauty and history of Government House this summer. This Georgian style manor house has been the working residence of the Sovereign's representative in Nova Scotia since 1805 and the site of many important events in Canada's history. Free tours are available during the summer on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays 10am-4pm from July 1 - August 31.
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1451 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z2, Canada
+1 902-424-7001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came upon this building after visiting St. Mary's Cathedral and Basilica. Walk one block south on Barrington St. We did not attempt to enter as there were no signs indicating it was open to the public. It is worth a photo for its architecture.

Thank Explorer100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Government House serve as the residence for the Queen's Representative for Nova Scotia. Each year a Garden Party is hosted by The Lieutenant Governor on the house grounds. There other events held through the year for private events and public events. This is one of...More

Thank 164beau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was interesting to see Government House. The tour was short and free, but not terrific. I agree with the other reviewer, it is not something to go out of your way to see. I

Thank elizabethsB7575SF
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came across this as we were walking back to hotel. Kinda neat to look at but not something you would go out of your way to visit.

Thank Denise P
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Walked by on a nice day and saw a sign for free tours. A 20+ minute tour every half hour. Very informative and a good insight to the building and what the rooms are used for. Historical info. The commissionaire was very friendly and offered...More

Thank heddieeddie
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Had a tour of the "house". Very fancy. Lots of history and more interesting than I expected. Worth a visit. Tour was free.

Thank Shawn C
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

We happened upon this site while walking back to harbor. It is located across the street from the Old Burying Ground in central Halifax. The house was open and we were given a tour of the public rooms which took about 20 minutes. It is...More

Thank L M
Reviewed July 25, 2017

It seems the Governor enjoyed entertaining ladies of the night and his wife wasn't happy about it so the main entrance to the house was moved to the opposite side to allow dignitaries to come in one door and unwanted guests to exit the other...More

Thank Betty L
Reviewed July 13, 2017

I recently walked by the this iconic Mansion with the Guards standing outside. I had the curiosity to visit but didn't have the time therefore I came back for the next viewing. Being greeted by the doorman for coming back even though their was a...More

Thank Brewster8861
Reviewed July 11, 2017

We had missed the group tour and we visited on our own. You have to provide id and go through a scanner. Lots of history and liked the display on the accomplishments of cd howe. If visiting ask to see the library, which was once...More

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