Province House National Historic Site of Canada, Charlottetown

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. Put Province House National Historic Site of Canada into our Charlottetown travel planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Charlottetown.
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  • As others have written, it seems strange that in Canada 150 the province a House is under complete renovation. Even the windows are boarded up. Still it is a significant historical building. If you wa...  more »
  • Have been here several times over the years - always it has been worth the visit. I do not know the exact timing of the restoration project and realize for some this season has been a disappointment. ...  more »
  • Actual visit Aug 2016 They were prepping for Canada's 150 years and closed then but they made up by having outdoor activities! They had a goid skit/play and a free photo shoot with green screen.  more »
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  • Nice architecture; currently undergoing major renovations (June 2017) that detract from the ability to enjoy the building
  • was closed. could not go in. historic. loved the 1864
  • It's very interesting and a good place to learn more about Canada
  • Historical site. Good explaining on what happened. Could make surrounding area more attracting.
  • 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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Where to stay in Charlottetown

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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