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Address: Route 230, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Canadian historical site that is worth a visit

We had to wait until The Mockbeggar Plantation opened at 10am, but when they opened they were very friendly and went out of their way to help us understand this part of... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
Julie H
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Omemee, Canada
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Omemee, Canada
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316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We had to wait until The Mockbeggar Plantation opened at 10am, but when they opened they were very friendly and went out of their way to help us understand this part of Newfoundland history. What I appreciated was the fact that two Newfoundlanders explored the idea of joining Canada to help control the nasty merchants who were controlling and not... More 

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Thank Julie H
ontario
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is not a plantation in the term we imagined as it was a fishing and fish oil plant. The house is kept as it was in the 1800s and the owner was a politician that helped Newfoundland become a province.

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Thank guglil
Sudbury, Canada
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

A must see in Bonavista. We were greeted by a very knowledgable staff member, Roger, who gave us a very detailed history about the Plantation. We highly recommend this short tour.

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USA
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297 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Pros: The staff was very nice and provided good information about the house itself and the outbuildings. The house is itself is very nice and some of the furnishings are quite beautiful. Cons: Did not provide information about Mr. Bradley (who was the reason this house was preserved) other than that he was Newfoundland and Labrador's first parliamentary representative and... More 

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Toronto
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We loved this building. The guides were great and the house was very interesting. Lots to learn about our past.

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Thank BrdAdjDan
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

If your into History then do stop in and visit this site. Great example of how people lived back in the day. The tour guides were very informative as well.

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Thank Jessie G
Toronto, Ontario
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The staff were very welcoming and gave us a great tour of the home. They were very knowledgeable. The home is very beautiful restored. We didn't stay for tea but it is an option if you time it right.

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Thank bruce537
Mississauga, Canada
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

After an excellent lunch at Neil’s Yard, we were ready to continue our Bonavista sightseeing. We asked Neil for directions on how to get to Mockbeggar Plantation and he told us that his cafe was actually a part of it. He gave us walking directions so we left the car where it was parked, took the shortcut near the washrooms... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent guides explain who lived here and the circumstances. Two floors and time period furnished. The woman who owned the house did everything herself even though she was for well to do, as her father had been the fish merchant. Her husband (Gordon Bradley) worked with Joey Smallwood to eventually bring nfld into confederation. He built an addition to the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I never thought of the fish industry as a plantation but this is exactly what this estate was part of. The staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The artifacts bring this space alive and you can see how privileged society lived in the new frontier. This site entrance also includes the Bonavista Light House entrance. Great deal.

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