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Fredericton's City Hall, built in 1876, is the oldest one still in use in the Maritimes. Visitors are welcomed to the City at the Visitor Information Centre located in the lobby, and can tour the Council Chamber, see the restored clockworks and a series of commemorative tapestries which are on permanent display. *Until 1952, the square in front of the building was used as a public farmer’s market. • *During the late 1800s and early 1900s, the 2nd floor was used as an Opera House, and was the entertainment center of the city. • *The clock is hand wound every day. The hands are 8 ft. long and made out of copper. • *In 2013, the fountain in front of City Hall was restored to its original 3-tiered height. The cherub atop the fountain is affectionately known by locals as “Freddy the Nude Dude”, although his formal title is “Putto with Fish.”
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Brsndi K
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Great free walking tour of the city. I highly recommend it. We learned lots about the city and the garrison district. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Many thanks to Matthew!
On our way back, we saw our guide again and toured the historic jail/soldier’s quarters. So much to see and so much history! So glad we stopped in Fredericton and did the tour!
Written August 25, 2023
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JLW
Belleville, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We took the free walking tour. Excellent! Matthew, our tour guide, was very interesting and knowledgeable. He gave us a tour of the guard house the day before.
Written July 28, 2023
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Haley W
St. Catharines, Canada370 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Wandering around Fredricton and got wind of a free walking tour and I am so glad I went. Learned all sorts of neat things from Melanie who was amazing by the way! Definitely something to checkout whike in the area, Melanie had great recommendations for other fun things to see and do as well as places to eat. They also have free parking passes!
Written October 18, 2019
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Anonymous855
Trabuco Canyon, California1,729 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We went inside to get our free visitor parking pass and parked behind the building to walk around the historic area. This building was a terrific start and finish to that walk. Congrats for keeping it and not building new.
Written October 1, 2019
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Stevethearchitect
Benfleet, UK351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Thanks to Deborah for a quick personal tour of the chamber and information on the tapestry. This was going the extra mile. The visitor centre is very useful - and still open until mid-October. It has a wash room -always a plus! Okay...and there’s lots of leaflets and advice too.

Written October 7, 2018
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Hello Stevethearchitect! Thank you for your review of City Hall, and we will be sure to pass on your kind words to our wonderful counsellor, Deborah. The tapestries are a great way to learn the history of Fredericton.
Written October 9, 2018
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barbareebarb
San Antonio, TX40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Beautiful day, beautiful town,lovely FREE walking tour from city hall. Piano to play outside city hall. After the tour buy an ice cream at Molly’s while walking back towards city hall. Great afternoon.
Written September 1, 2018
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Emily
Panama City, Panama24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
It is a beautiful building and you can park behind it during the week for a feee or on Sunday for free.
Written June 29, 2018
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Corny_04963
Oakland, Maine184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
They were having the women's march on the steps of City Hall when we were there. This building adds to the gravitas of the Historic District of the provincial Capital city of Fredericton.
Written January 23, 2018
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Maritimemac
New Brunswick, Canada73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017
great for those that love architecture, this well maintained Historic building has a water fountain outside with a cupid called Freddy.Don't miss the national historic site plaque on the side of the building
Written December 11, 2017
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wishuwerehere2017
Fredericton, Canada157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Business
I went in to pay a bill. Good parking, pleasant staff. If you have a question they will help you. So what is keeping you away.
Written November 30, 2017
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