Province House National Historic Site of Canada, Charlottetown

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Walk along halls where history was made at Province House National Historic Site of Canada. Canada's second-oldest seat of government, the building has served as headquarters of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island since its completion in 1847. Tour the opulent 19th-century period rooms and chat with the costumed reenactors scattered around the grounds. Note that due to restoration efforts under way you may have to limit your tour to certain areas--check the website before visiting. Plan to visit Province House National Historic Site of Canada and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Charlottetown attractions using our Charlottetown vacation generator.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Too bad it is under renovations. Why be ready for Canada's big 150? There are a lot of other great things to see and do around town...I am sure when it's reopened it will be great.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    We stopped here on a cross country road trip and unfortunately found this site closed for renovations. It has an interesting history and we will definitely return to see first-hand the birthplace of C...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    a place to visit to learn about our history of canada and the confederation, bilingual explanation and good climb
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  • June 20, 2017
    Nice architecture; currently undergoing major renovations (June 2017) that detract from the ability to enjoy the building
  • March 30, 2017
    was closed. could not go in. historic. loved the 1864
  • June 12, 2017
    It's very interesting and a good place to learn more about Canada
  • October 9, 2016
    Historical site. Good explaining on what happened. Could make surrounding area more attracting.
  • October 11, 2016
    Came here in the summer and absolutely love how people were dressed in costumes and living out the lives of those in the 1800s to 1900s ! People were playing chess and playing croquet

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There's no better area from which to enjoy the city's iconic buildings than the center and its neighboring suburb, Spring Park. Here, you'll find the bulk of the city's accommodations, typically guesthouses or inns housed tastefully in restored old buildings. If you want views over the harbor, look closer to the waterfront to choose from several higher-end hotels. The neighborhood of West Royalty, located conveniently close to the University of Prince Edward Island, also offers a selection of budget to mid-range accommodations.
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