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Upcoming Events at The Commissariat

Click here to see the combined events calendar for all Provincial Historic Sites

Daily Experiences

Included with price of admission.

May 18, 2019

  • Guided Tour - Join one of our interpreters for a personalized tour of one of the oldest buildings in St. John's.

  • Try Your Hand - Try your hand at writing with a quill and ink - it's harder than it looks. Head upstairs to try out some 19th century toys and games.

  • Dress-Up Closet - Try on some early 19th century fashions while on the second floor.

  • Get Creative - Make your own shadow puppet in the Carriage House.

  • For the Kids - Pick up the scavenger hunt from the front desk to guide your family through the Commissariat.

  • On the Grounds - Borrow a picnic blanket from the front desk to enjoy a nice day out on our grounds. Explore the plants in our vegetable and herb garden.

For more information, contact: Lynda Keefe, Site Supervisor
Tel: (709) 729-6730, Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

Doors Open

Free event

September 7, 2019

Explore The Commissariat during Doors Open weekend - you might be surprised at what you find. Enjoy demonstrations, food tastings, crafts and more!



For more information, contact: Tel: (709) 729-6730,
Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

Christmas at Commissariat

Silent Nights

November 27, 2019, 7pm – 9pm

Enjoy a magical wander through the house by candlelight at your own pace in an informal atmosphere.

Please bring a non-perishable item for the
Community Food Sharing Association
For more information, contact: Tel:(709) 729-6730
Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

Christmas at Commissariat

Festive Family Fun

November 16, 2019, 10am – 3pm

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Get into the festive spirit with the sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions of a 1830s Christmas in St. John's during our two weekends of events. Explore the house during our daytime event where you can enjoy traditional seasonal greenery, holiday music, a taste of Christmas pudding, a sip of hot chocolate, crafts, costumed portraits, and more!

Freadmission
Location: Commissariat House PHS, Programming space
For more information, contact: Lynda Keefe, Site Supervisor
Tel: (709) 729-6730, Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

Please bring a non-perishable item for the
Community Food Sharing Association
Location: Commissariat House PHS, Programming space
For more information, contact: Tel: (709) 729-6730,
Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

Christmas at Commissariat

Festive Family Fun

November 17, 2019, 10am – 3pm

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Get into the festive spirit with the sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions of a 1830s Christmas in St. John's during our two weekends of events. Explore the house during our daytime event where you can enjoy traditional seasonal greenery, holiday music, a taste of Christmas pudding, a sip of hot chocolate, crafts, costumed portraits, and more!

Freadmission
Location: Commissariat House PHS, Programming space
For more information, contact: Lynda Keefe, Site Supervisor
Tel: (709) 729-6730, Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

Please bring a non-perishable item for the
Community Food Sharing Association
Location: Commissariat House PHS, Programming space
For more information, contact: Tel: (709) 729-6730,
Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

Christmas at Commissariat – Christmas by Candlelight

Silent Nights

November 20, 2019, 7pm – 9pm

Enjoy a magical wander through the house by candlelight at your own pace in an informal atmosphere.

Please bring a non-perishable item for the
Community Food Sharing Association
For more information, contact: Tel:(709) 729-6730
Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

Christmas at Commissariat

Christmas by Candlelight

November 22, 2019, 7pm – 9pm

Get into the festive spirit with the sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions of a 1830s Christmas in St. John's during our two weekends of events. Join characters from Colonial St. John's as you tour The Commissariat by candlelight. Enjoy warm cider by the fire, sing-along carols, and make a natural craft to take home. Be sure to dress warmly!

Please bring a non-perishable item for the
Community Food Sharing Association
For more information, contact: Tel:(709) 729-6730
Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca

Christmas at Commissariat

Christmas by Candlelight

November 23, 2019, 7pm – 9pm

Get into the festive spirit with the sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions of a 1830s Christmas in St. John's during our two weekends of events. Join characters from Colonial St. John's as you tour The Commissariat by candlelight. Enjoy warm cider by the fire, sing-along carols, and make a natural craft to take home. Be sure to dress warmly!

Please bring a non-perishable item for the
Community Food Sharing Association
For more information, contact: Tel:(709) 729-6730
Email: commissariat@seethesites.ca