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Mockbeggar Plantation

Route 230, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-729-0592
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A Part of Confederation History

Occupant of this house worked with Smallwood to promote union with Canada in the 1940's. Fine... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Craig B
Owen Sound, Canada
Interesting history and great tour guides

This property has several features that would be of interest to anyone who enjoys history. Most of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Torbay, Canada
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Route 230, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-729-0592
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Reviewed yesterday

Occupant of this house worked with Smallwood to promote union with Canada in the 1940's. Fine historical furnishings and rooms decorated accurately for the times. I found some of the wooden furniture to be truly unique.

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This property has several features that would be of interest to anyone who enjoys history. Most of the items on display were the belongings of the family who had lived in the house and donated it to the provincial government, so there's a true authenticity...More

Thank Janet_753
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit of local history of how the area was settled as a fishing plantation, with the nicest houses belonging to the wealthy owners.

Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the home of F Gordon Bradley and is the place where Joseph Smallwood the then premier of Newfoundland discussed joining confederation. The home has the original furnishings and decor. The guides were very informative and well spoken on the history. A beautiful home...More

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the time. The plantation was fully restored to its original state. Tour guides Brenda and Katie were very knowledgeable, and welcomed questions.

Thank GH B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went through this house and found it very interesting. It shows how the rich people lived in those days. most of the rooms had the original furniture. The Cannons surrounding the home were dug out of the bay surrounding the home

Thank Dahl H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was absolutely pouring for most of the day- but we ventured out and enjoyed being inside this big old mansion . Allot of Canadian history. Not really wheelchair access unfortunately. Washrooms are available in a separate building. Beautiful ocean views- you can touch the...More

Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Your entrance fee here is also good for the lighthouse so that definitely makes it worth it. Again they have people giving you a full story inside which really gives you an insight to the area. Wouldn't rush to see it, but we are glad...More

Thank EddieA1
Reviewed 9 July 2017

A few interesting features but if you're running out of time, missing this won't destroy your trip. The guides were pleasant though

Thank 19arjaykay46
Reviewed 1 July 2017

interesting to be able to have a look at this historical site, well kept. very easy to view & find area

Thank Linda D
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Jude G
13 October 2015|
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Response from Xxxxxxxxoi | Reviewed this property |
The reply above is pretty complete. Neil's Yard is a cafe adjacent to Mockbeggar. Excellent crepes and cappuccino. Neil is wonderful. The Mifflin Cafe has local food. the Bonavista Social Club has excellent pizza and pasta... More