The exhibits presented Nova Scotia from 200 years ago to present days. Interior was simple and elegant. I was the only one visiting. The outside wall was under renovation.
There is really only 3 rooms to see: the Red Room, Library and the actual Legislative Assembly. All are worth seeing. There is also an interesting display about Joseph Howe. The tour guide was very knowledgable and fridendly. He answered every question our small group posed to him with authority. Whole thing took about a half hour and is free.
As an American who has visited many U.S. State Capitols, this was a very interesting stop. We were there right before closing, but the guard let us in anyway. It was tiny, compared to any U.S. state house, and yet quite lovely. Just wish I could have seen a live session. So glad we stopped in!
We missed taking a guided tour (offered only in French when we arrived) but the friendly security guard gave us an abbreviated version of what we would learned while we were still in the foyer. You are able to wander through many rooms and even sit in the Speaker's Chair. There is an interesting display on Joseph Howe's freedom of... More
We stopped here while in Halifax, since it was along our general walking path. Security was simple to navigate and it felt like we had the building to ourselves. Don't miss the library, it is beautiful and had interesting architecture. The molding in the red room, was also very beautiful. Would have loved a brochure to better detail what we... More
Definitely spend about an hour visiting Province House, I found it well worth the visit during an impromptu walking tour of Halifax. It's free, and I had an interesting guided tour - she provided a wealth of information regarding the building's architecture, history, process of government, and details of the various material culture and portraits displayed in the building. The... More
We walked over and although it is a very non-descriptive building walked right in the front door, went through security, and got our own private tour. This is the oldest provincial legislature in Canada, and it was the first responsible government in the British Empire. The guide was very knowledgeable and we were very impressed not only with the building... More
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