Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site

Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site

Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site
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islandgurl2
Vancouver Island, Canada512 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Solo
The cottage is very interesting, with impressive period artifacts and lots of great, fascinating history about the family’s most famous Captain Robert Bartlett, Canadian Arctic explorer who opened the North to the world. Staff is friendly and helpful, Brigus is lovely, and well worth a visit. Parking is limited around the cottage, but there is a parking lot at the hall beside the post office just down the street from the cottage. Ask the staff at the cottage for the walking map and stroll around town for more interesting sites and history.
Written September 2, 2022
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fcrobertspike
Brigus, Canada4 contributions
Oct. 2019
Brigus is a quaint little town. Lovely to walk about or hike to the lighthouse.
Visitors and locals love the area. If you like to pick blueberries very plentiful in the fall.
Written November 6, 2019
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Mitchell S
Toronto, Canada67 contributions
Aug. 2019
A most unique Canadian is associated with this house. A UNESCO site. Very well preserved .Much to read about inside. The staff are most polite and well informed. Then on a nice day one can take a stroll around town and near the water. Very pleased that we went.
Written September 2, 2019
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Carol W
Ottawa, Canada712 contributions
Aug. 2019
Great little wee village...cute house and well worth the drive.....also the Hawthorne Cottage really gives you an idea of what life was like in the old days.....and tells you all about our history and our artic explorer
Written August 9, 2019
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fivenick9
Denver, CO473 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Couples
This was the home of a ship captain that explored almost all of the Arctic Ocean and transported the team that were the first to the North Pole. Incredible stories about Arctic ocean travel from both the Atlantic side and Pacific side. This captains story would make a remarkable movie.
Written July 26, 2019
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siddy666
Montreal, Canada268 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Family
I was really impressed with the exterior architecture of this house...quite unique! Inside the house (which is very well kept), i enjoyed viewing all the antique artifacts from the incredible life/career of arctic explorer Capt. Bob Bartlett, someone I had never heard of prior to my visit. Don't miss the polar bear skin on the ground floor!
Written July 14, 2019
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NorsemanOBN
Thunder Bay, Canada125 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Couples
The history of this house is as fascinating as the story of the man most closely associated with it, that being the arctic seafarer Captain Robert Bartlett. The house itself is in a somewhat deteriorated state but considering that it was built in the 1830's it is not surprising that it requires restoration work. The artifacts in the house especially those of Cpt. Bartlett a now little known Arctic explorer are worth seeing. I really enjoyed the ambiance of the place and felt like being taken back in time as I explored the rooms. The village is a real gem also.
Written June 15, 2019
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Marquise_LA
Toronto, Canada148 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Family
While we were disappointed to discover this national historic site closed, there was still a guide and interpretive panels about arctic seafaring Captain.
Written October 9, 2018
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fussy011
Northallerton, UK209 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Friends
Brigus has much to offer, we passed through and took time to enjoy two heritage museums, a cafe, walked round the village which is well worth seeing. Visited the church overlooking the sea where a family member lies. The area very nautical with interesting history.
Pretty well kept place.
Written August 19, 2018
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Robert D
Bowmanville, Canada23 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Couples
This is a national historic site where Captain Robert Bartlett a sea captains records of explorations of the Labrador coast are on display. After a long drive from St Johns we were told the building is shutdown for MAJOR renovations. Total disappointment.
I would have expected that the Historical Society would have put the info on the net and pulled all of their brochures. We are sad.
Written July 23, 2018
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