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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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We visited on St John's Day which meant free entry, iced tea and great home-made ice cream! Staff friendly and knowledgeable and it was interesting to read the displays and tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2016
JHUK2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Winnipeg, Canada
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30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this site to use up the free toggle we received from the Newman Wine Vaults. The house and history are interesting, and the sole staff on duty did her best to engage us, but sadly I did not find it "wow" as other sites in the area.

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Thank Axelqueen
Brighton, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We visited on St John's Day which meant free entry, iced tea and great home-made ice cream! Staff friendly and knowledgeable and it was interesting to read the displays and tour the house.

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Thank JHUK2014
Lake Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

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

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Thank Elizabeth D
New Harbour, Canada
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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 10 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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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 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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