Confederation Players Walking Tours & Historical Reenactment July 4, 2017 - August 18, 2017 History comes alive when you stroll down Charlottetown's historic district with the Confederation Players- a troupe of costumed, young, bilingual Canadians, trained as the Fathers and Ladies of Confederation. Join the Players for a guided walking tour or attend their historic vignette outside Province House - the site of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference. Through their portrayal of key figures such as Sir John A. Macdonald, George Coles, and Sir George-Étienne Cartier, the Confederation Players provide a glimpse into the cultural and historical context of the Charlottetown Conference.





Description
The Story of Confederation program, an exciting new Parks Canada/Confederation Centre initiative that includes the new Historic Queen Square Walking Tour, a replica exhibit of Province House's Confederation Chamber (found in Confederation Centre's Upper Foyer), and a new interactive kiosk offering Festival tickets, a new Parks Canada Explora app, Centre information, and more.

The Confederation Players' Historic Vignette - From Sea to Shining Sea (Tuesday-Saturday, Richmond Street side of Province House at 1 p.m.)

Join John A. Macdonald, Miss Mercy Coles, Colonel John Hamilton Gray, George-Étienne Cartier, and members of the Slaymaker and Nichols' Olympic Circus on the steps of Province House National Historic Site in this 15-minute historical reenactment, exploring the personalities and politics of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference on Confederation. Get swept up in the action and join the Players afterwards for a photo or in-character discussion surrounding ‘the Magnificent Scheme' - uniting the colonies of British North America into a bold new country.

WALKING TOURS
The Great George Street walking tour departs from the Visitor Information Centre at 178 Water Street and the Historic Queen Square Tour from the 1864 sculpture on Queen Square. Tours range from 45 minutes to 1 hour in length. Gratuities are graciously accepted.

The Great George Street Tour
Relive the past on one of Canada's most famous streets, where every building and street corner has a story to tell, where you might just bump into a Victorian statesman or John Hatch, the town crier . This classic Charlottetown tour guides visitors down one of only two national historic streets in the country- the very walk that the founding fathers strolled in 1864.

The Historic Queen Square Tour:
A new tour exploring the origins of the central public square in Old Charlottetown, once home to the Charlottetown Marketplace, and now the site of two national historic sites, Province House and Confederation Centre of the Arts. This 45-minute guided walk also includes tour stops at the art gallery and the stunning replica of Confederation Chamber in the Centre's Upper Foyer, and concludes with a charming historical vignette from two Confederation Players.

Private Bookings
For individual walking tour bookings, please contact our Box Office toll-free at 1-800-565-0278.
For private group (20 or more) walking tour bookings, special appearances at your event or conference, please contact Adam Gauthier at (902) 629-1150 or email theplayers@confederationcentre.com