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Address: 11 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1S5, Canada
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Great visit !

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... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 28 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 a very enthusiastic young lady who provided us with interesting information and anecdotes on the... More 

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Thank belleretraite
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Cheryl O
Calgary, Canada
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668 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
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 have a couple of docents there that gave us a great summary of the period... More 

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Thank Nick D
Winnipeg, Canada
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34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 other sites in the area.

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Thank Axelqueen
Brighton, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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.

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Thank JHUK2014
Lake Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

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

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Thank Elizabeth D
New Harbour, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

This is a great place to visit to understand how the more wealthy people lived in St. John's many years ago.

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Thank Yvonne T
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Led by a very informative and enthusiastic guide, the house offers a glimpse into British life and rule in Newfoundland. 1 hour required.

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Thank Can45trav
Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Very interesting house. I really appreciated the commentaries provided by the guide who followed us through the house. The exhibit on freedom of speech outside of the house is also well documented and interesting.

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Thank AnniePRW
London,ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

The displays and artifacts present at this site as well as the interactive displays make history come alive. Kelsey and Heather thoroughly explained the history behind this site and it's historical significance. Their interest in this subject matter piqued my interest and my wife's interest as well.

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Thank 587Peter

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