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Lieutenant Governor J.J. Grant invites you to explore the beauty and history of Government House this summer. This Georgian style manor house has been the working residence of the Sovereign's representative in Nova Scotia since 1805 and the site of...more
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1451 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z2, Canada
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We stopped to view the palatial residence in Halifax and noticed the fine stone work of the structure. It was built right across from the historic graveyard that many dignitaries are buried, so that provides a unique setting. The Halifax Harbor may be seen from...More
We only saw this from the outside, but spent a few minutes photographing it and reading the information boards outside. Dating back to 1805 when the first Governor moved in, it’s one of the oldest official residences in Canada. A beautiful building well worthy of...More
Queens home away from home. More than a rumor the Queen regularly has come to Halifax. Just the idea that this is Halifax’s Buckingham Palce is a treat. Worth a detour if you are walking the waterfront.
We came upon this building after visiting St. Mary's Cathedral and Basilica. Walk one block south on Barrington St. We did not attempt to enter as there were no signs indicating it was open to the public. It is worth a photo for its architecture.
Government House serve as the residence for the Queen's Representative for Nova Scotia. Each year a Garden Party is hosted by The Lieutenant Governor on the house grounds. There other events held through the year for private events and public events. This is one of...More