Best Landmark in St. John's, NL

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SIGNAL HILL

230 Signal Hill Road, St. John's, NL A1A 1B3

Since 1762

Historical Landmark, National Historic Site, Cabot Tower, Visitor Center, Gift Shop, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Commemoration Events, Visitor Centre Exhibition, Signal Hill Tattoo Uniform Fund, Cabot Tower Refurbishment, The Canadian Art Print Portfolio, Queen's Battery Barracks Reconstruction, Military Bases & Facilities

An excellent example of late-gothic revival architecture the tower was designed by St. John’s architect William Howe Greene - It has been a part of this province’s military and communications history and has shaped Newfoundland’s place in the world

sh@historicsites.ca

historicsites.ca/signal-hill

Mon - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

We popped out to Signal Hill on the Touring Trolley which was free for all on St Johns weekend. The day was cloudy and not very warm which was perfect for walking around the area of Signal Hill and the Battery. There were staff dotted around the different sites who were knowledgeable and helpful in explaining history of the area and giving info about St Johns. The Marconi exhibition was very insightful and interesting. We'll preserved and some great views.
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COMMISSARIAT HOUSE

11 Kings Bridge Road, St. John's, NL A1C 1S5

Since 1820

Landmark, Historical Buildings, House, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Calendar of Events, Historic Buildings, Costumed Interpretation, Aboriginal, Archaeology, Hiking and Walking, Lighthouses, Birds, Whales & Icebergs

Free Admission: Children (5 and under) - The Commissariat is still one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the province

Price: Adults $6, Seniors (+60) & Students (Valid student ID) $4, Youth (6-16) $3, Family Rate (max. 2 adults & 2 youth) $15, Season Pass (Single entry to all Provincial Historic Sites for one season) $15

commissariat@seethesites.ca

seethesites.ca/the-sites/the-com...

Mon - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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 history of St. John's in the 1800's. We were really happy to have found this museum!
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GOVERNMENT HOUSE

50 Military Road, St. John's, NL A1C 2C4

Since 1827

Landmark, Historical Places, Architectural Buildings, Government House, Greenhouse and Grounds, Guided Tours, Gardener's Corner, Functions, Camp, House Furniture, Entertaining a Salon, Dining Room & Ballroom

Free Admission - It is fully accessible for persons with a disability - The building plans for Government House were drawn up in England - The two-storey building consists of a center block flanked by slightly lower wings on the east and on the west

governmenthouse@gov.nl.ca

govhouse.nl.ca/governmenthouse

Mon - Sun Open 24 hours

We had a stop at Government House as part of a walking tour of St John's and then we went back afterwards so that we could read all the signs about the history of the grounds and the building. The grounds are large and impressive with 50 different kinds of trees - mostly not native to the island. The building shows that there were several additions over the years - greenhouse, portico and that strange moat around the basement. We were able to get into the main lobby to view the many artifacts.
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