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“informative”
Review of Province House

Province House
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US$44.23*
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Halifax City Tour
Ranked #38 of 138 things to do in Halifax
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Owner description: Oldest provincial Parliament building still in use in Canada; a visit to its legislative library is recommended.
Calgary, Canada
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153 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“informative”
Reviewed 2 April 2013

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 the press fight as well as pictures of royalty.

Visited July 2012
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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205 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Short, But Interesting”
Reviewed 17 October 2012

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 were looking at.

Visited October 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Well Worth the Visit.”
Reviewed 11 August 2012

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 interior is stunningly beautiful, especially the legislative library.

Visited July 2012
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great tour”
Reviewed 30 July 2012

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 itself, but with all of the well preserved paintings and displays.
This is a must of anyone interested in Canadian history.
You can do this in 30 - 45 minutes.

Visited July 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Educational”
Reviewed 6 July 2012

Free and interesting. Still in use as government bldg. Free videos and tours of this historic property

Visited June 2012
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