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Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site

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Irishtown Road | A1c 5w4, Brigus, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-528-4004
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Brigus home to the remarkable Arctic explorer Bob Bartlett

We enjoyed a visit to Hawthorne Cottage, a Parks Canada National Historic Site, on several levels... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
retireeVancouver
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Vancouver
A must see

If you're in the beautiful town of Brigus, pop by here and be transported back in time. Walk though... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
228carolannh
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St. John's, Canada
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Irishtown Road | A1c 5w4, Brigus, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Irishtown Road | A1c 5w4, Brigus, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

We enjoyed a visit to Hawthorne Cottage, a Parks Canada National Historic Site, on several levels. One was to see the interiors of a 19th century outport house which had belonged to the Bartlett family from 1834 to 1973. The other was for all of...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

If you're in the beautiful town of Brigus, pop by here and be transported back in time. Walk though the original house of Captain Bob Bartlett. This cottage was home to famous explorer Captain Bob Bartlett, who commanded more than 20 expeditions to the Arctic....More

Thank 228carolannh
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We enjoyed learning about sea captain, adventurer, Arctic explorer, friend of the famous, and larger-than-life character at his home here in Brigus. Largely in its original state and filled with photographs and memorabilia of a life well-lived, this is worth checking out when you're in...More

Thank Doug J
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The Hawthorne Cottage was an interesting site to learn about the intrepid captain Bob Bartlett. The audio segments in each room were well done and did a great job personalizing this courageous man and his family.

Thank Guinivere525
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Hawthorne Cottage and Brigus are well worth the stop. We did not know about this until we pulled in to Brigus the entire town is fantastic with history and the cottage explains so much about fishing and the North also how well the ladies of...More

Thank rknack2017
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The story of captain Bob Bartlett is very well represented in this historical site. The house is extremely well preserved and the staff helpful in answering any questions. Great visit.

Thank Suzanne D
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Brigus is a beautiful little town in itself. Hawthorne Cottage is its main attraction as far as we are concerned. The story of world class Arctic explorer Robert "Bob" Bartlett is presented in an interesting and informative way and is fascinating and inspiring. From starting...More

Thank Shaked007
Reviewed 19 August 2016

If you are meandering around Brigus, this site is worth an hour or two. It tells the history of Captain Bob Bartlett and his expeditions to the Arctic. But it is much more than that. It not only helps you understand the importance of the...More

Thank travelmom015
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Popped in with my family on our way west out of St John's. Found the background story about Captain Bob Bartlett, a famed Arctic explorer, more interesting than the cottage itself. A nice bit of Nfld history nonetheless. Worth an hour's stop if visiting in...More

Thank Walter W
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Plenty of history in here. The house is original, and you can tour the rooms at a cost of $3.50 per person. The girls there are very knowledgable.

Thank pengu1956
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