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St. John's

The Commissariat

A provocative, multi-media experience of 1830s St. John's set in a Georgian house. British naval government is ending and the newspapers, pulpits and pubs of St. John's are ablaze with talk of new government, and who will hold the reigns of power.

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Colonial Building

THIS SITE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS...As the former seat of the Colonial Government, the meeting place of the National Assembly, and the original House of Assembly for the province after 1949, the building is one of the most historically important buildings in the province.

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Newman Wine Vaults

What do Portugal and Newfoundland have in common? Come and find out at the province's only historic wine vaults... an amazing 300-year-old story of ships, sails, wine and pirates.

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Cupids Cove Plantation

It's 1610. John Guy and his colonists have stepped ashore in Newfoundland and are beginning to set down roots... Come and see what archeologists this summer are discovering about these colonists - Canada's first English settlers.

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Heart's Content Cable Station

1866...the world cheers as the first cable connecting Europe to North America is hauled ashore at Heart's Content. Experience how this little town became a global communications hub.

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Trinity Historic Sites

Trinity is one of the best preserved historic communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. With seven historic sites and other cultural activities besides, plan to spend a least a day wandering Trinity's laneways.

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Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

Imagine what it was like to live on this rugged point of land when the light in the tower meant the difference between life and death to Newfoundland seafarers.

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Mockbeggar Plantation

The former residence of politician and Confederation advocate F. Gordon Bradley. Experience life in Newfoundland in the 1930s and 1940s, when the issue of whether to join Canada or remain an independent nation was on everyone's lips.

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Beothuk Interpretation Centre

300 years ago, Beothuk people thrived on the resources of the land and sea all around the Bay of Exploits. Tour the interpretation centre where exhibits and artifacts foster an appreciation for this unique, and now vanished culture.

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Point Amour Lighthouse

Climb to the top of the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada - it's just the beginning of a site experience that includes a coastal hike to the wreck of the HMS Raleigh.

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Visit the Provincial Historic Commemorations Program Website

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