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Commissariat House

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Interesting to hear how people really lived

Lovely home and interesting to time in St. John's history. The guides are very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Dottawa212
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Ottawa, Canada
See how a British Colonial Officer lived when "going out" to the Newfoundland Colony

Newfoundland was a British Colony for 100s of years, and this is where British colonial officials... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
388howardh
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Toronto, Canada
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11 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1S5, Canada
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Lovely home and interesting to time in St. John's history. The guides are very knowledgeable and the initial exhibit where you buy your tickets was fun and interesting. Buy joint ticket with Newman Wine Vault and enjoy two interesting locations describing pieces of St. John's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

Newfoundland was a British Colony for 100s of years, and this is where British colonial officials lived while in St. John's. You will get an idea of colonial society, and how the "upper class" lived, as well as seeing the "servant quarters". Lots of original...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

A unique building in St. John's, one spared from the 1892 fire! Very well entwined with the history of responsible government in the province! Anybody interested in how communication affected politics should see this.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Great displays of what the House looked like 200 years ago. The House has wonderful interpretive guides. Learned a little bit of Newfoundland history.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We wandered over to Commissariat House from Bannerman Park on one of our last days in St. John's. The carriage house-type second building appeared open as we walked up (I've been there before, but my boyfriend hadn't). It turned out that they were just preparing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Throughly enjoyed seeing all the rooms that the house has to offer. Knowledgeable staff and friendly. Really liked the displays in the Carriage House!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Continuing with the historical view of St. Johns -- this is a place to see. We stumbled onto it as we were leaving for the ferry in three hours and went for a short walk from our B and B. Lots of history and a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is quite a gem of a place. Be sure to interact with the staff. They are extremely knowledgeable about the history of the city. The exhibits are and focus of the site are unique and very engaging. They focus on the people of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We recently visited the Commissariat House on a whim. We had hoped to go several times for special events (Christmas, etc), but the timing never worked out. We arrived around 10:30 and we're pleasantly greeted by a staff member. We spent about 20-25 minutes in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

If you visit the Newman wine vaults, you receive free entry into this 1800s home. (I'm assuming it goes both ways). It is a quick place to visit and you can see how people lived during this time period. You can also try on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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