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Address: 11 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1S5, Canada
Phone Number: 709-729-6730
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This one is a real sleeper from the outside. You just have to visit. So well presented. We truly enjoyed

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Elizabeth D
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Lake Dallas, Texas
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Lake Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This one is a real sleeper from the outside. You just have to visit. So well presented. We truly enjoyed

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New Harbour, Canada
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This is a great place to visit to understand how the more wealthy people lived in St. John's many years ago.

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Thank Yvonne T
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Led by a very informative and enthusiastic guide, the house offers a glimpse into British life and rule in Newfoundland. 1 hour required.

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Thank Can45trav
Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Very interesting house. I really appreciated the commentaries provided by the guide who followed us through the house. The exhibit on freedom of speech outside of the house is also well documented and interesting.

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Thank AnniePRW
London,ON
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The displays and artifacts present at this site as well as the interactive displays make history come alive. Kelsey and Heather thoroughly explained the history behind this site and it's historical significance. Their interest in this subject matter piqued my interest and my wife's interest as well.

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Thank 587Peter
Kingston, Canada
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Our guide was pleasant and informative of the history and artifacts, it has a deep rooted history which could be elaborated a little more, overall it was good and a step back in time

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Thank rorzach r
Vernon, Connecticut
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204 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We purchased a two site ticket at the Newman Wine Vaults. Maybe because it was late in the day, but while the staff was helpful, and the setting for attractive, I left underwhelmed here. The "spin" on dissent was interesting enough. But, we were in and out of the house in less than 15 minutes.

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Thank Eugene F
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A great interactive display with history and activities for the whole family, couldn't get my kids out of there, they loved dressing up in period costumes, writing with ink and quills, making shadow puppets, great fun

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1 Thank Gina B
British Columbia, Canada
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575 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Unlike other historical heritage sites that simply list the history, the commerce, the furniture, etc., this attraction utilizes a great sociological spin (as is represented by a sign that states: No Antique Roadshow here!) The colonial presence is certainly represented but so too is the dissidence of the locals who brought change through civil disobedience, use of the predominant media... More 

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Fort Frances
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The beginning of the visit was in a small building outside the Commissariat House. It was all about a newspaper man, and was not that exciting for the kids. However, there was a room where they could make shadow puppets and that was really fun. We then headed to the house itself, which has beautiful rooms, with all the furniture... More 

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