Province House, Halifax

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#8 of 19 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. Work out when and for how long to visit Province House and other Halifax attractions using our handy Halifax online trip itinerary planner .
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  • During a visit to the tourist office, we were told that we could have visits from Monday to Friday. Unfortunately, tours are offered during the summer. But it's not bad, is wonderfully well greeted by the members of the Security Service. The latter explained the history of this beautiful building and they told us about the people who shaped the history of Nova Scotia. You could see that they were extremely proud to work in this beautiful building. Thanks to these folks for their beautiful home. Our visit was memorable! Two floors filled with history and beautiful paintings.
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  • you can only see the Province House by tour and those do not run continiously. We just missed a tour and it was 2 hours for the next one  more »
  • We had a wonderful visit. Not to be missed is the exhibit on Joseph Howe and his trial to secure freedom of the press. The building is beautifully maintained and the staff super friendly.  more »
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  • Great place to drop by on a weekend and see the place government sits.
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