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Provincial house in Charlottetown: where Canada was born
Charlottetown and surrounding
Architecture,  Museums, Galleries, Exhibitions,  Monuments, Sculptures
Museums, Galleries, Exhibitions, 
Monuments, Sculptures

Charlottetown is home to 11 National Historic Landmarks in Canada, including the Province House.

What is so special about this building? It was there that the Charlottetown Conference was held from September 1 to September 9, 1864. The conference united representatives of the colonies of British North America. The result of the meeting was the founding of the Canadian Confederation.

Construction of the building began in May 1843. And 4 years later, the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island began working in it. The building was designed by Isaac Smith, a self-taught architect from Yorkshire who also designed the residence of the Governor of Prince Edward Island.

The house is located at the intersection of Richmond and Great George streets in Charlottetown. It is the second-oldest government agency in Canada.

In 1973, the Parks Canada Agency approached the government with a proposal to restore the building, which has played such an important role in the history of Canada. Both sides agreed to jointly manage the building for 99 years. The provincial legislature occupies one part of the building. And in the other part, there is the Confederation Chamber. The fateful Charlottetown Conference was held there.

You can see the decoration of the building on the tour "Province House" by the National Historical Museum. You can explore the halls of the 1860s period and learn about the historical conference, the fate of the building, and the provincial Legislature. An audio-visual presentation called "the Great dream" is also available.

The Charlottetown Veterans Memorial is located opposite the Provincial House. This bronze memorial was created by Canadian sculptor J. W. Hill. This sculpture represents three soldiers. It is dedicated to the memory of soldiers who died as a result of the World War II and the Korean War.

The Boer War Memorial by the master of monumental bronze sculpture Hamilton P. McCarthy was erected in honor of members of the Royal Canadian Regiment. There are many memorial plaques along the wall of the building. They are dedicated to the founders of the Canadian Confederation.

Address: 165 Richmond St

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