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Province House National Historic Site of Canada

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Address: 165 Richmond St | Corner of Univeristy Ave and Grafton St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1J1, Canada
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The birthplace of Confederation and the seat of PEI's provincial...

The birthplace of Confederation and the seat of PEI's provincial legislature since 1847, Province House National Historic Site is Charlottetown's most significant cultural landmark. Walk in the footsteps of the Fathers of Confederation as you learn about the history of this magnificent example of neo-classical architecture and see how it remains a centre of political life for Islanders today.

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temporarily under reconstruction, go to the Confederation Centre of Arts building

The Province House has been under reconstruction for a while. Renovation. Part of the stuff on display has been temporarily moved to the Confederation Centre of Arts buildilng... read more

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Breukelen Ut

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Breukelen Ut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Province House has been under reconstruction for a while. Renovation. Part of the stuff on display has been temporarily moved to the Confederation Centre of Arts buildilng. Even under reconstruction the building is awesome.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Though a little bit anachronistic, or at least inaccurate in how it presents the importance of its history, this historic site serves as Charlottetown's geographic center, as well as the most vivid link to its historic past. A walking tour of Charlottetown includes the Province House almost as a must, as most routes will intersect it in one way or... More 

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Province House is the birthplace of Canadian confederation. Delegates from the colonies of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada met for the first time at Province House for the Charlottetown Conference in early September of 1864 to discuss colonial union. Confederation eventually followed on July 1, 1867. Note that Newfoundland was also invited to attend the Charlottetown... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is a fantastic place to visit in the Charlottetown area. We thoroughly enjoyed this historic site and would recommend it to anyone visiting.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I enjoy walking down here and taking a look around, very artsy at the best of times. However, the building has been under construction for a while so the "feel" is gone, obviously not by choice. Years ago, they used to host a light show on the building with the history of the island which they no longer do. I... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

CHAROLETTOQN is a small t beautiful town. When debarked,, there is a very large visitor;s center with information for the town activities, large selection sights and tours and also free internet. We obtained a walking tour map which took us through a very nuxw residential area, It was Canadian Thanksgiving, and the people decorated the street corners with fall decoration,... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Pretty much just a shell of a building now without any funds to fix up. Confederation of Arts in the upper foyer explains the significance of Province House .Located next door and is free to look at.

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Tallinn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This historical site of our country's history was boarded up at the time of our visit. However a recreation of the chamber in which the famous meeting of our founding fathers took place is on display in the front hall of the Centennial Arts Centre which also includes a video presentation in both English and French.

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Province House National Historic Site of Canada is under renovation, so we looked at it from the outside. The fencing does make it look a bit decrepit but it should be good when it is finished in a couple of years.

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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Unfortunately building closed due to renovations. Saturday afternoon, no sign of walking actors anywhere to be found. The only activities in the vicinity were pictures in front.of the 1864 signage, or the Parks Canada green screen booth. Left disappointed.

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