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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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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 10 October 2017
KVM55
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Windsor, Canada
Well presented historic house, combined with enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides, who provide fascinating information.

Well worth a visit. I spent ten days in Newfoundland and learned more about it's history after... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
KeithBG777
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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11 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1S5, Canada
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Reviewed 10 October 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

Thank KVM55
Reviewed 15 August 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

Thank KeithBG777
Reviewed 28 July 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
Reviewed 28 June 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
Reviewed 27 September 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

Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 14 September 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
Reviewed 11 September 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
Reviewed 17 August 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

Thank Axelqueen
Reviewed 9 July 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
Reviewed 7 February 2016

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

Thank Elizabeth D
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