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Trinity Historic Sites

Trinity Visitor Centre : Mercantile Premises : Hiscock House

Trinity, off Highway 230 on the Bonavista Peninsula, approximately 3 hours from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. 

What will I see around Trinity?

Trinity was the mercantile hub of The Trinity "Bight" for over 200 years. In the 1700s, fish merchants from Poole, England were attracted to this harbour because it was fairly protected and easily defended from pirates and enemy navies. This was no poor "outport" - its residents numbered among the wealthiest and best educated on the island. John Clinch, a local doctor, began innoculating Trinity residents against smallpox in 1798 - the first vaccinations to take place in North America. Trades flourished here in the 1800s. If you wanted shoes made, or an anchor forged, this was the place to come on this coast. Beautiful Victorian buildings preserved in the community today are a testament to the wealth of Trinity's former residents. Today, Trinity is one of the province's top ranked destinations. Want to know more about Trinity?