Province House, Halifax

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#10 of 18 in Historic Sites in Halifax
Built in 1847, Province House represents the oldest provincial parliament building still in operation in the country. The building features an all-stone facade, drawing inspiration from ancient Greek and Roman architecture. Take a free tour to see period rooms lined with red carpets and decorated with grand paintings embellished in gold trim. A visit to the legislative library is also highly recommended. Take a look at our Halifax vacation route planner to schedule your visit to Province House and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Great tour, worth the time to take in Canadian History. Staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. The tour was eye opening. A must for all Canadians. This is where so much took place.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    The tour guide that we had was quite knowledgeable and answered our questions about the history. i was more interested in the decor of this historic building.  more »
  • July 2, 2017
    This is the oldest government building in Canada where legislators still create laws. The Nova Scotia Legislature has met every year on this hallowed ground since 1819. Located on Hollis Street direct...  more »
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  • July 17, 2016
    Great place to drop by on a weekend and see the place government sits.

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