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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
Phone Number: +1 902-566-7626
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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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Windsor, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Very important place for both PEI and Canadian history. There are dressed up guides. Take tour with them if possible, if you cannot do that every day at noon (in summer) there is a little play about the constitution of Canada.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Worth a visit if in Charlottetown. Articles of Confederation of Canada were signed here by the nation's founders.

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Milton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I am certain this will be an "Excellent" worthy visit once renovations are completed a couple of years from now. I'm afraid I missed any live performance that I believe takes place, but found the video presentation within the Arts centre to be well done. There is a phone app (Explora Province House PEI, from Parks Canada) that provides a... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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