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Government House is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Islandmarker.

Government House is located in the provincial capital of Charlottetownmarker and was built in 1834. It was originally intended to serve as a Vice regal residence for the Governor of the then British colony.

Government House is located on a parcel of land set aside by Governor Edmund Fanning in 1789 as Crown land, with the specific stipulation that it be used as the site for the Governor's residence. The original parcel, known as Fanning Bank or Fanning's Bank, contained approximately . The remaining parcel of approximately was retained for Government House and its grounds, and the property has been known more recently as Fanningbank.

The wood frame building's architectural design is Georgian with echoes of the Palladian tradition.

It is currently the residence of the province's Lieutenant Governor and spouse and has the offices of the administrative staff required to support the official duties and activities associated with their viceregal function.

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