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Commissariat House

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11 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1S5, Canada
+1 709-729-6730
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Much More Than I Expected!

We recently visited the Commissariat House on a whim. We had hoped to go several times for special... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
GlobeTrotterNL1
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St. John's, Canada
via mobile
Fireplaces in Every Room

If you visit the Newman wine vaults, you receive free entry into this 1800s home. (I'm assuming it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
reviews3334
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Manitoba, Canada
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  • Average8%
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11 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1S5, Canada
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+1 709-729-6730
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"carriage house"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We recently visited the Commissariat House on a whim. We had hoped to go several times for special events (Christmas, etc), but the timing never worked out. We arrived around 10:30 and we're pleasantly greeted by a staff member. We spent about 20-25 minutes in...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you visit the Newman wine vaults, you receive free entry into this 1800s home. (I'm assuming it goes both ways). It is a quick place to visit and you can see how people lived during this time period. You can also try on the...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks 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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