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“Fascinating look back in time”

Province House National Historic Site of Canada
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US$20.68*
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City Highlights Bus Tour of Charlottetown
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Owner description: 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.
London, Ontario
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“Fascinating look back in time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

My husband and I were in Charlottetown recently and made a point of visiting this historic site. It was exciting to go for the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown conference of 1864 and to see the rooms where the nation of Canada was founded. The video you see at the beginning sets the stage for your tour of the various rooms. There are lots of paintings, and authentic items of the time period. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and there is a nice little gift shop with reasonably priced keepsakes. I recommend taking a tour of this wonderful building that is so significant to our history!

Visited July 2014
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Banning, Ca
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“Take the Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Great historical place that shows and describes the history of Canada. There is a video to see and understand what was accomplished. Guided tour was also included to give more information about this building, which is still being used today. A good history lesson.

Visited August 2013
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London, Canada
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“Great piece of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

As a Canadian interested in history this is a place to visit. Would recommend to go on a tour to learn details - there isn't much to see or learn independently. Outside of the building period actors roam about and talk with visitors. Beside province house at noon each day is a free show of music and dance. The show builds throughout the 45 minutes - very talented and fit singers/dancers.

Visited July 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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“Informative guides”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

We were greeted warmly by the staff. They were well versed and informative able to answered all questions. Glad we stopped there

Visited July 2014
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St. Catharines, Canada
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“Enjoyed going backin time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Enjoyed learning about province house. Guides were very helpful answering questions. Enjoyed seeing people in period clothing around the area as well. A must see!

Visited July 2014
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