Government House of Nova Scotia is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, as well as that in Halifax of the Canadian Monarch. It stands in the provincial capital at 1451 Barrington Street; unlike other provincial Government Houses in Canada, this gives Nova Scotia's royal residence a prominent urban setting, though it is still surrounded by gardens.
The public has only access to the Main Foyer, the Grand Staircase, the Ballroom, the Morning Room, the Drawing Room and the Dining Room.
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The Front Hall
• The front door was originally on Hollis Street. Changed during First World War because of all the brothels on Hollis street.
• In May 2010, in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Navy, the portico was renamed “The Gangway” to acknowledge the close relationship between Government House and the Navy.
• The Grandfather clock dates back to 1830 and was made by Alexander Troupe, it still keeps great time.
• Government House was rededicated by Her Majesty the Queen in 2010,the plaque is inscribed in French, English, Gaelic and Mi’kmaq.
• In the glass cases are the King’s and Regimental Colours for two battalions that were raised and fought in the First World War. On the north wall are the 25th Battalion Colours and on the south wall are the 85th Battalion Colours. The Colours had origi-nally been displayed at Government House after the War and were transferred to Province House and later the Nova Scotia Archives. The Colours, which are over 100 years old, were stabi-lized and installed in October 2016
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