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Tour of Government House Halifax

Tour of historic Government House, the residence and office of the Queen's representative in Nova Scotia.

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Government House is truly a treasure for Nova Scotia and Canada. It remains one of the single-most important parts of our provincial and national history as the oldest consecutively occupied government residence, and one of the oldest such official residences in North America. Government House rivals the White House, in Washington D.C. for that title.

Government House has hosted more than a dozen Royal Visitors in 215 years, some several times. As the oldest Government House in Canada, Government House Halifax has been the location for numerous historic events including the first meeting of Responsible Government in 1858. It was a command post during the 1917 Halifax Explosion. Thousands upon thousands of national and international dignitaries have walked through the threshold of the house. No stone was left unturned in the renovation that occurred from 2006 to 2009 and it is ready for another 200 years of service to Crown and Country. The main level of Government House, will be available for the public to tour.

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