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Historic Sites

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Cornwallis Street Baptist Church

5457 Cornwallis St., Halifax

This heritage property is considered the mother church of the African United Baptist Association. Since its founding in 1832 by

Georges Island


From the Halifax waterfront, look south toward the harbour entrance at the grassy island with the small lighthouse. From the

Government House


Built for Sir John and Lady Francis Wentworth between 1799 and 1805, Government House is one of the oldest official

Granville Mall


Destroyed by fire in 1859, the wooden buildings on this block were rebuilt in the Italianate style. The streetscape features

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Entrance at corner of Sackville and Brunswick streets., Halifax

Completed in 1856, the present Citadel is the fourth in a series of forts since 1749 to occupy the hill

Halifax City Hall

1841 Argyle St., Halifax

This noble Eclectic Victorian structure has stood guard over the Grand Parade square (the symbolic centre of Halifax) since 1888.

Historic Properties

Upper Water Street, north from Duke Street., Halifax

Covering three square blocks, this collection of restored heritage buildings includes stone warehouses built to hold privateers’ booty at the

Mcnabs Island


Once key to the harbour defence system, this island just inside the entrance to Halifax Harbour now offers picnicking and

Old Burying Ground


The first burial here came a day after the arrival of Edward Cornwallis, who established a settlement in 1749. The

Old Town Clock


This Halifax landmark has watched over the city ever since its workings arrived from England in 1803. The dashing Duke

Presbyterian Church Of Saint David

1544 Grafton St., Halifax

Built in 1869, this was originally the home of the Grafton Street Methodist Church. Since 1925, it has been home

Province House

1726 Hollis St., Halifax

Completed in 1819, Nova Scotia’s provincial legislative building is Canada’s oldest seat of government. Today a National Historic Site, it

Saint George’s Greek Orthodox Church

38 Purcell's Cove Rd., Halifax

A touchstone for Halifax’s vibrant Greek community, this church hosts concerts, cultural and community events, plus the annual Halifax Greek

Saint Matthew’s United Church

1479 Barrington St, Halifax

In 1749, the Church of England started Saint Paul’s Anglican Church. Dissenters (mostly Congregationalists from New England) were allowed to
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