Lester-Garland House

Lester-Garland House, Trinity: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Lester-Garland House Reviews: 4.5/5

Lester-Garland House
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angeleyes27
Brigantine, NJ4,774 contributions
Interesting restored building
Jul 2019
This was the mercantile store in the center of this once busy trade center. You can see a cool general store which has the original book of debts and the counting house. The girl in the general store was very informative. We bought candy here. The other side of the building was a house and they explain how this building was excavated. I found this worthwhile. You can buy entrance to all 5 buildings for $20 at the Trinity museum. Parking is across the street.
Written September 4, 2019
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Drew W
New Jersey104 contributions
Nicely restored historic home
Aug 2019
This is the one-time home of a wealthy merchant. You can walk through the ground floor and the first floor above. There was some renovation going on, but it was interesting to see the 5-6 rooms that were open. The dining room table was particularly interesting. There is a gift shop, but it was nothing special.
Written August 22, 2019
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C.C
170 contributions
Cool!
Aug 2019 • Friends
It was nice to get in and see how much they have restored this older house. It has been around for so long and has seen so much, I’m glad it’s still there!
Written August 17, 2019
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Colleen N
Boise, ID1,076 contributions
Interesting historical home
Jun 2019 • Friends
It was interesting to learn how the foundation of this home was uncovered through an archeological dig, then portions restored using information gathered through the process. There's a great wormwood table on display in one of the rooms as well.
Written June 12, 2019
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Val F
33 contributions
Love it!
Jun 2019 • Friends
Tyler was super wonderful - so helpful and knowledgeable - not to mention accomodating as it was early in the season and not all sites had their summer students yet. He co-ordinated with another employee to ensure we were able to see all of the Trinity Historical Sites! This house is fantastic - the story - wonderful - thanks to Tyler for his extensive knowledge.\
Written June 2, 2019
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Lorenzo el Jefe
Barcelona, Spain3,063 contributions
Calling all heritage supporters ...
May 2018
... this is an unbelievable story of a restoration from utter ruins. The people here on The Rock, in Trinity and with trust support from UK along with original furniture donations.
Wow.
Be proud Trinity!
Visitors go give them a pat on the back with your visit.
Written May 31, 2018
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David Bowman
Saint-Lambert, Canada1,198 contributions
Historical House, Well Worth a Visit
Sep 2017 • Solo
The Lester-Garland House is located in Trinity, just a few minutes off the Discovery Trail, Route 230 in Eastern Newfoundland. My wife and I had completed a cross country road trip in August 2017 and I returned in September to drive the few scenic routes I had missed. The Lester-Garland house is an excellent place to absorb a bit of Newfoundland and English culture and history and is a “Must-See” attraction in Trinity. You should plan a good half day or full day visit to Trinity as this is only one of several interesting attractions in this beautiful, and historic, town. The Trinity Historical Society should be commended for their dedicated efforts to bring this piece of history to life. It is very well done.
Written September 24, 2017
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c4pl
Toronto, Canada215 contributions
Make this a part of your walking tour
Sep 2017 • Couples
We purchased the pass that gave entrance to all the historical buildings. Very good staff in all locations shared lots of information.
Worth the money and the time to learn so much about this historic place.
Written September 10, 2017
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,651 contributions
Interior layout of a merchant house and info on the merchant’s role
Aug 2017 • Couples
This 2 storey red brick Georgian house was built in 1760’s by the local merchant who lived in it for a short while and then had his accountants and clerks live in it. The information boards inside the house explained the relationship between the Newfoundland cod fishermen, the merchants, and the English seaport towns like Poole and Dartmouth. It was amazing that this fishery had supported the growth of those English towns and their merchants for 400 years. The merchants sold the fishermen’s products like cod, cod oil, sealskins who then received supplies from the merchant as payment.

All of the rooms inside the house were spacious with a few of them sparsely furnished like the dining room downstairs with a very nice staircase leading up to a bedroom. The contrast in living accommodations between fishermen and merchants would have been astounding. The building was reconstructed and was still in the reno process. Original brick of this house was visible on a side exterior wall. We had a quick look at the rooms inside the house, but the walking tour guide had a lot to say about this house and its occupants.

This house requires an admission ticket from the nearby Visitor’s Center which offers a combo ticket for $20 to see the interiors of 4-5 of its properties. These properties are clustered together at the base of the hill in Trinity. Parking is available by the wharf below these properties. Information is inside each building so if admission is not paid, you’ll miss out on learning about life in an outport - really the purpose of visiting Trinity. Our stay in Trinity which included a visit to 2 of its churches and a walk along main street was about 1 ½ hours.
Written September 8, 2017
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agoffredo
Toronto, Canada54 contributions
Trinity is a gem
Aug 2017
Spent a day touring around the beautiful town of Trinity and it was well worth the drive (from Bonavista). Stopped into the Lester-Garland House and enjoyed learning about all of the history here in this town and particularly in this location (the house was built and renovated three times). Lots to learn.
Written August 27, 2017
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