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Commissariat House

11 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1S5, Canada
+1 709-729-6730
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Interesting history thanks to Ann!

The fiance and I are history nerds so this was high on our list. Nicely kept historical house that... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Craig R
via mobile
History in plain sight

Maybe we lucked out on guides and staff that day, but we had an amazing time. The orientation... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2017
KVM55
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Windsor, Canada
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11 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1S5, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The fiance and I are history nerds so this was high on our list. Nicely kept historical house that lets you glimpse into the past. If Ann, one of the interpreters wasn't there this might have been a much lower score. She really helped tell...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2017

Maybe we lucked out on guides and staff that day, but we had an amazing time. The orientation centre in the Carriage House had the most imaginative interactive display we'd seen anywhere. The staff in the carriage house was well informed and inviting, suggesting not...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2017

Well worth a visit. I spent ten days in Newfoundland and learned more about it's history after spending an hour at this site than throughout the rest of the holiday. The guides here provided a very interesting tour, explaining the history and stories associated with...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2017

A charming look into a piece of St John's history with interesting parallels to modern times. The house is set up to look as it did in 1829 with information about the political climate of the times.

Thank Mike D
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Reviewed June 28, 2017

A very well kept historical or heritage building where public viewing is available during tourist season. We went to a small concert performance. Candle lights were used as there were no actual electrical lightings int the concert playing room. We were even treated to a...More

Thank Alick T
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Reviewed September 27, 2016

We learned about the Commissariat House while visiting Newman Wine Vaults as the admission fee is good for both places and were surprised to find that it was less than 300 meters from our apartment . We got a tour of the big building by...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Lovely fun , quirky place. Really enjoyed the time we spent . Check out the open house dates, its free on these dates.

Thank Cheryl O
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

the Commissariat is split into two parts. The old stable is now the area with a general overview of the City, the military and other social history. The Commissariat house itself has been refurbished to maintain that early 1800 era. We were very lucky to...More

Thank Nick D
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Reviewed August 17, 2016

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...More

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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.

Thank JHUK2014
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