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Province House National Historic Site of Canada

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Address: 165 Richmond St | Corner of Univeristy Ave and Grafton St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1J1, Canada
Phone Number: 902-566-7626
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The birthplace of Confederation and the seat of PEI's provincial...

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.

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A "must see" in PEI

Very important place for both PEI and Canadian history. There are dressed up guides. Take tour with them if possible, if you cannot do that every day at noon (in summer) there is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Province House National Historic Site of Canada is under renovation, so we looked at it from the outside. The fencing does make it look a bit decrepit but it should be good when it is finished in a couple of years.

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Thank Edwin F
Barrie, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately building closed due to renovations. Saturday afternoon, no sign of walking actors anywhere to be found. The only activities in the vicinity were pictures in front.of the 1864 signage, or the Parks Canada green screen booth. Left disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very important place for both PEI and Canadian history. There are dressed up guides. Take tour with them if possible, if you cannot do that every day at noon (in summer) there is a little play about the constitution of Canada.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit if in Charlottetown. Articles of Confederation of Canada were signed here by the nation's founders.

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Milton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am certain this will be an "Excellent" worthy visit once renovations are completed a couple of years from now. I'm afraid I missed any live performance that I believe takes place, but found the video presentation within the Arts centre to be well done. There is a phone app (Explora Province House PEI, from Parks Canada) that provides a... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just came back from an east coast road trip and were pretty disappointed that this was closed for renovations. The review by ArdyT from Abbotsford hits the nail on the head so I won't go through just to reiterate. Pretty disappointing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

A good acting performance to relive the historic event of the confederation of Canada. Make sure you stick around after the Voice of Canada show.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Province House was closed for renovations when we were there, and will be until at least 2018. Okay, I get that old buildings need to be renovated. However, the tacky looking fencing around the front and back of the building was completely unnecessary. They ruined any photos that I took of the building (okay, I can photoshop the fencing out,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The video is in French and English on separate film showings. Well done synopsis of the history of Confederation .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Province house is under renovation for a while, but there was a costumed actor in front for photos, who directed us to the re-created room nearby. There is a large table with a few costumed people playing games, and a video which requires headphones. It was sort of interesting, although disappointing not to be in the actual space.

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