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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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A good acting performance to relive the historic event of the confederation of Canada. Make sure you stick around after the Voice of Canada show.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We just came back from an east coast road trip and were pretty disappointed that this was closed for renovations. The review by ArdyT from Abbotsford hits the nail on the head so I won't go through just to reiterate. Pretty disappointing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

A good acting performance to relive the historic event of the confederation of Canada. Make sure you stick around after the Voice of Canada show.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Province House was closed for renovations when we were there, and will be until at least 2018. Okay, I get that old buildings need to be renovated. However, the tacky looking fencing around the front and back of the building was completely unnecessary. They ruined any photos that I took of the building (okay, I can photoshop the fencing out,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The video is in French and English on separate film showings. Well done synopsis of the history of Confederation .

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Toronto
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Province house is under renovation for a while, but there was a costumed actor in front for photos, who directed us to the re-created room nearby. There is a large table with a few costumed people playing games, and a video which requires headphones. It was sort of interesting, although disappointing not to be in the actual space.

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Brampton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Good place for kids. Lots of angles for good pictures. Close to the harbour as well. Something available for all ages in that area.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

You can see the outside of the famous building but the interior has been closed for a while and will continue to be closed for more time while it is restored. Next door at the Art Center they have a 20 minute film about the history of the Confederation and the famous building next door.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is closed for repairs right now. But they took the time to simulate the room where confederation was debated and prepared a video (which was excellent- all local actors used!) for us to watch about the events surrounding confederation. Very nice!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Some parts are under renovation when I visited. Picture-worthy but nothing out of the ordinary. Lots of more noteworthy attractions nearby.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This is for sure one of the best historic sites I've been to! Although the building isn't that beautiful as you may have expected, the history of this building is really rich. The confederation actors are also really impressive and they are always up for a talk. Above all they make you feel like you're in 1864. The tour is... More 

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