Province House National Historic Site of Canada, Charlottetown

3.7
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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  • The only reason I'm writing a review is because the lack of clear signage was so frustrating. The construction was obvious, but there was no indication that it was completely closed! When we asked a c...  more »
  • Don't worry, all's not lost - there are some posters across the way explaining about the building, but at the moment, it looks like a grimy building site rather than a historic building. Hopefully the...  more »
  • Supposedly great when open- but very disappointed to find out that the major tourist attraction in town was closed  more »
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  • Province House National Historic Site is undergoing renovations right now. However, there are multiple beautiful parks with intriguing monuments around that still justify a visit. This spot is the brain, heart and soul of Charlottetown.
  • Closed for repairs and renovations while we were there. A virtual tour booth was available for tourist for free. Local actors in period costume perform historical reenactments in park outside of Province House to mitigate disappointment of tourists who wanted to see historical site.
  • A beautiful building full of history! Come see the birthplace of Confederation!
  • We went in summer 2018 and it was closed for renovations until 2020. They offer a reproduction of the main room in the building next door. The employee there was very friendly and knowledgable. A virtual tour kiosque was available outside for free. I would still have prefered to visite the real thing.
  • Sweet historical spot. It is well preserved and the actor-guides are a nice touch. The visit is quite quick, but it sure is interesting to see where Canada started (was founded).
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