Province House National Historic Site

165 Richmond St.
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J1- Map It
(902) 566-7626

AAA Editor Notes

Province House National Historic Site is at Richmond and Great George sts. next to the Confederation Centre of the Arts. The stately, three-story building was the site of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference, a meeting among representatives from Britain's North American colonies that ultimately led to the creation of Canada in 1867. Today it's both a historic landmark and the current seat of Prince Edward Island's legislature. You'll recognize the Greek Revival sandstone building, completed in 1847, by its four large columns supporting a classical triangular pediment. Note: The building currently is closed for a multi-year conservation project. An alternative interpretive exhibit, The Story of Confederation, is available at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, including an impressive and true-to-life replica of the Confederation Chamber, a viewing of Parks Canada’s new orientation film “The Building of Destiny,” and an exterior kiosk providing interpretation.
Free.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9-5, May; Mon.-Sat. 10-3, June; Mon.-Sat. 9-5 and Sun. noon-5, July-Sept; Mon.-Sat. 10-3, Sept. to Oct. 7; Sat. 10-3, Oct. 10 – Apr. 3. Closed major holidays.