Story of Confederation Exhibit - Historic Places Days

Story of Confederation Exhibit

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Cultural Heritage Centre
145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
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Summer Hours (June-October) Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Story of Confederation offers visitors the opportunity to experience Province House in Prince Edward Island National Historic Site and the Charlottetown Conference while Province House is closed for conservation work.

The Upper Foyer of the Confederation Centre of the Arts has been transformed into an impressive replica of the historic Confederation Chamber where the Fathers of Confederation met during the Charlottetown Conference. While there, watch Parks Canada’s film, “A Building of Destiny”, which transports viewers back in time to the first eight days in September, 1864, when the discussions that took place at Province House would change the face of North America. This film also showcases related themes, including the First Nations context at the time of Confederation and the role of women in Victorian society.

The replica includes a guided interpretation of the exhibit, which includes original artifacts from the Confederation Chamber.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Fun Facts

  • Kids ages 6-11 can ask for a free Parks Canada Xplorer’s booklet. It’s got lots of fun activities to help make your visit extra special!


145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
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