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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
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+1 902-566-7626
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"canadian history"
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"charlottetown conference"
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"historic building"
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"legislative assembly"
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"interesting history"
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"downtown area"
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"confederation centre of the arts"
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

I was looking forward to this, even though I live on the opposite coast of the U.S. My wife and I are history buffs, and I knew this place played an important part in the formation of Canada. So, when we finally arrived on P.E.I.,...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2017

Just returned from our Maritime Vacation. We stayed in Charlottetown for 3 days and were disappointed to find out that Province House was closed, it was fenced off on 1 side, with no access at all. This was our 2nd disappointment in Charlottetown, if we...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2017

This is the one building I would like to have visited in Charlottetown and it was being "restored." I was surprised it wasn't done for the celebration of Canada's 100 years of confederacy.

Thank Sally P
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

The legislature meets in an adjacent building. A very knowledgeable young man gave us a brief tour and explanation of government on PEI. Province House is not expected to be finished for another 3 years!

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

The building itself is under construction, but, they have done a mock up of the chambers at the Confederation Centre for the Arts next door, including some original artefacts. They also had actors in characters of many of the key players in confederation which were...More

Thank Oilerman
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Reviewed August 11, 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.

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Reviewed August 11, 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
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Reviewed July 29, 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
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Reviewed July 23, 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.

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Reviewed July 21, 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
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