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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  • Can you imagine that during the 150th celebrations that the Province House would be closed for renovations. Given that this place was the birthplace of Confederation I would have thought that this wou...  more »
  • We stopped in Charlottetown with our Holland American Cruise ship. The town is quaint and walkable from the port. However, the Province House national Historic Site was under renovation and we could v...  more »
  • Located in the downtown, at a glance. Historical buildings, so you want to visit again! I would say to those who want the island's history is not feeling ^ ^
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  • 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).
  • This is were it all began Canada . I love this building and am looking forward to seeing it open In a few years
  • The history and grand architecture is remarkable! Being apart of the team tasked with preserving and renovating this building has been a fortunate opportunity!
  • Happy 150 Canada. Home to Canada's humble beginnings
  • Nice architecture; currently undergoing major renovations (June 2017) that detract from the ability to enjoy the building

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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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