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Province House, Halifax

(4.4/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
Visit Province House, the oldest legislative building in Canada and full of rich political history. It was originally built in January 1847 and designed by Isaac Smith. The building features an all stone façade, drawing inspiration from ancient Greek and Roman architecture. Take a free tour inside the building and observe 1860’s period rooms, lined with red carpet and decorated with grand paintings embellished in gold trim. The Charlottetown Conference is commemorated through various displays, and includes a video presentation about the Conference called “A Great Dream”. The guides are extremely informative and passionate to answer your questions. 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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  • Participated in a tour of the Anne of Green Gables. 1847, stored as historical monuments, old State Capitol; I heard there are meeting rooms in 1864 Canada Federal formed representative Council, called for a federal born. Could not get inside.
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  • We passed Province House on the way to breakfast at the Bluenose. We were impressed with the building and flanking statues, and inquired about it with the outside security guards. The friendly guards ...  more »
  • Like many other reviewers, we stumbled onto this tour. We went by Province House intending only to view the outside, not realizing there was a free tour of the inside. But as we were viewing the exter...  more »
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  • Great place to drop by on a weekend and see the place government sits.