Governor's House of Nova Scotia

Governor's House

This building is the official residence for the Lieutenant Governors of Nova Scotia. Its construction began in 1800. It’s the Lieutenant Governor of that time, Sir John Wentworth, who ordered the house. Before arriving in Nova Scotia, he was Governor of New Hampshire, USA.

Governor's House

The Governor's house is located right in the heart of Halifax, on Barrington Street. On the picture, we can see this street in 1915.

Governor's House

From 1860, the house was also used as a place of residence for the Canadian Royal Family members when they were visiting Halifax. It welcomed Prince Arthur, King George VI and Princess Diana, among others.

Governor's House

The Nova Scotia Governor's house is currently the oldest viceroyal residence in North America.

Governor's House

From now on, Governor's House belongs to Queen Elizabeth II.


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Travel Through Time in Halifax

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