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Province House National Historic Site of Canada

165 Richmond St | Corner of Univeristy Ave and Grafton St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1J1, Canada
+1 902-566-7626
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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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165 Richmond St | Corner of Univeristy Ave and Grafton St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1J1, Canada
+1 902-566-7626
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Too bad it is under renovations. Why be ready for Canada's big 150? There are a lot of other great things to see and do around town...I am sure when it's reopened it will be great.

Thank Davidtisme
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We stopped here on a cross country road trip and unfortunately found this site closed for renovations. It has an interesting history and we will definitely return to see first-hand the birthplace of Canada Confederation.

Thank David B
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I could not see much except for the view through the wired gate as this historic building is under renovations. From the exterior it suggested to me that it will definitely add a major piece to the Arts and Heritage section Confederation Building adjacent to...More

Thank Jnanayog
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Arrived day before Canada Day only to find this historic building off limits. Table and chairs the fathers of confederation used were moved next door where the public could sit at the table and sign a guest book and watch a couple short films.

Thank Happydays61
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We planned our visit to PEI a year ago to coincide with Canada's 150th Birthday. How disappointing it was for us as well as all the visitors to PEI to find this building under renovations hidden behind protective fencing looking so dilapidated. It’s really hard...More

Thank RDandCT
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Beautiful building from what we could see on the outside. Closed for major renovations until 2020. Disappointing!

1  Thank Car01777
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

You can see it from the outside taped up with red and white bands. Was first told of this by taxi driver on way from airport, that this key historic site was not made the most of for the country's most significant anniversary. Not best...More

Thank savvysolo
Reviewed 18 July 2017

How disappointing that the renovations could not be completed in time for Canada 150 celebrations. You can see the building, somewhat, behind the protective fencing but it is sad to see it looking so run down. Be sure to stop by the Confederation Arts Centre...More

Thank Acadia80
Reviewed 13 July 2017

It seems to be a beautiful building but we were very disappointed with the shape of it. Here we are in town for Canada's Birthday, the birth place of confederation and the building is all boarded up. All efforts should have been put forward to...More

1  Thank gracemariam
Reviewed 26 June 2017

June 2017 - The area is boarded all around the building, and very restricted in views as they compete major restoration to the building. Visit again in a few years from now to see the finished work.

Thank NINmistress
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