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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
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+1 902-566-7626

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.

Reviewed 24 August 2016

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Charlottetown, Canada
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

Thank mrodoplu
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016

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

Thank ByronKay
Milton, Canada
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Thank Got2GoAwayNow
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank Amanda C
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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.

Thank YaOHan
Abbotsford, Canada
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138 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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 

1 Thank ArdyT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The video is in French and English on separate film showings. Well done synopsis of the history of Confederation .

Thank M L
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Province house is under renovation for a while, but there was a costumed actor in front for photos, who directed us to the re-created room nearby. There is a large table with a few costumed people playing games, and a video which requires headphones. It was sort of interesting, although disappointing not to be in the actual space.

Thank lizardmama
Brampton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Good place for kids. Lots of angles for good pictures. Close to the harbour as well. Something available for all ages in that area.

Thank Amnah y
Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

You can see the outside of the famous building but the interior has been closed for a while and will continue to be closed for more time while it is restored. Next door at the Art Center they have a 20 minute film about the history of the Confederation and the famous building next door.

1 Thank Richard G

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