Province House, Halifax

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#9 of 20 in Historic Sites in Halifax
Government Building · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
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Opened in 1819, Province House represents the oldest provincial parliament building still in operation in the country. The building features an all-stone facade, drawing inspiration from ancient Greek and Roman architecture. Take a free tour to see period rooms lined with red carpets and decorated with grand paintings embellished in gold trim. A visit to the legislative library is also highly recommended. Work out when and for how long to visit Province House and other Halifax attractions using our handy Halifax online trip itinerary planner.
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  • Joined the self-guided group tour to learn the history and architecture of the Province House built in 1819 was a historical treasure as it was the oldest one still in use in Canada. Visit through... 
    Joined the self-guided group tour to learn the history and architecture of the Province House built in 1819 was a historical treasure as it was the oldest one still in use in Canada. Visit through...  more »
  • The building is an historical treasure: since 1819, the Legislature has been meeting here, making this the oldest house of government in all of Canada. In 1996, it was placed on the National... 
    The building is an historical treasure: since 1819, the Legislature has been meeting here, making this the oldest house of government in all of Canada. In 1996, it was placed on the National...  more »
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  • Pretty small place and no guided tours, but admission is free for the general public. Nice interior with various historic photos and plaques to look at.
  • We wandered in here after a suggestion on the Harbour Hopper. It is the provincial government building. The art and architecture was cool. There was an exhibit showing buildings pre-confederation from across Nova Scotia. The provincial government was not in session when we went. There were tours available, but we just wandered on our own. Viola Desmond's pardon was hanging on the wall which was a great talking point for my kids as she has recently become the face of our 10 dollar bill. Great starting point to tall about confederation with my kids (8 and 10). Recommend a stop (it's free btw).

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