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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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A Most Interesting Historic Site

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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London,ON
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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Kingston, Canada
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7 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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Vernon, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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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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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British Columbia, Canada
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208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 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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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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Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Spent a while in the house..visiting with the ladies that work there..Had a great visit with Bev & Linda.. Learnt a lot about the times back then & compared tails of our lives growing up..Ann was very helpful when we spoke with her downstairs...And Kelly in the Museum...very informative... Worthwhile..a visit...

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This house has an interesting history. After serving as the Commissariat for many years, it became the rectory for St. Thomas' Anglican Church about 1869 and remained the minister's home for a hundred years. When the Province obtained the house, they converted it back to the way in was in 1830. In 1830 most of the downstairs served as the... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Happened into this historical home basically by accident (admission is included with entry to the Newman Wine Vaults), and was very pleasantly surprised. A recently-created (and very witty) series of signs and videos guide you through this 1830s Georgian house - the home (and office) of the British army's chief paymaster/quartermaster - and introduce you to the anti-British, pro-independence talk... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We heard so much about this place that we took a Saturday afternoon to visit. I saw pictures on Facebook and it was the deciding factor. The day we visited was a beautiful sunny afternoon however, I do think a miserable rainy day would be a prime time to visit. All the doors and windows were open and they even... More 

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