Commissariat House, Provincial Historic Site, St. John's

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  • 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 . ...  more »
  • Lovely fun , quirky place. Really enjoyed the time we spent . Check out the open house dates, its free on these dates.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Unlike other historical heritage sites that simply list the history, the commerce, the furniture, etc., this attraction utilizes a great sociological spin (as is represented by a sign that states: No Antique Roadshow here!) The colonial presence is certainly represented but so too is the dissidence of the locals who brought change through civil disobedience, use of the predominant media at the time (new papers), and powerful petition writing. I was pleasantly surprised how the displays brought to life these aspects of St. John's culture in that era. When you pay admission you are also allowed to tour the Newman Wine Vaults in town.

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