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Government House, Halifax

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Government Building Tourist Spot
Government House of Nova Scotia is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, as well as that in Halifax of the Canadian monarch. It stands in the provincial capital at 1451 Barrington Street; unlike other provincial Government Houses in Canada, this gives Nova Scotia's royal residence a prominent urban setting, though it is still surrounded by gardens.
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  • Had a tour of the "house". Very fancy. Lots of history and more interesting than I expected. Worth a visit. Tour was free.  more »
  • We happened upon this site while walking back to harbor. It is located across the street from the Old Burying Ground in central Halifax. The house was open and we were given a tour of the public rooms...  more »
  • It seems the Governor enjoyed entertaining ladies of the night and his wife wasn't happy about it so the main entrance to the house was moved to the opposite side to allow dignitaries to come in one d...  more »
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  • Place with so much history. I accompanied my friend for her citizenship oath taking and I was so appreciative of the warm welcome of the staff and immigration officer and employees. This is a must see during the Doors Open Halifax event.

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