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Mockbeggar Plantation

Route 230, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-729-0592
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historical and beautiful

Be sure to visit. The tour guide is knowledgeable and makes the visit special. Bradley played a... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
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A unique piece of Canadian history

In the 1860's Benjamin Carter went to the Confederation meetings and said Newfoundland would join... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
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Route 230, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-729-0592
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Be sure to visit. The tour guide is knowledgeable and makes the visit special. Bradley played a significant role in resettlement and bringing NL into Canada. The house has been nicely restored. The admit fee also lets you into the lighthouse.

Thank karenkkl
Reviewed 9 October 2017

In the 1860's Benjamin Carter went to the Confederation meetings and said Newfoundland would join the new country of Canada. Didn't happen! The Mockbeggar Plantation explains why and why it took nearly 100 years to become a Canadian province. The house and furnishings are authentic,...More

Thank MarlaToronto
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Well its right next door to Neil's Yard, convenient but when we looked at Mockbeggar Plantation, it was not very impressive. So we chose to skip it. However as we found out it was closed anyway. But unless I'm missing something I wouldn't waste my...More

Thank wayne0012016
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The Mockbeggar Plantation is located in Bonavista, on the Discovery Trail, Route 230 in Eastern Newfoundland. My wife and I had completed a cross country road trip in August 2017 and I returned in September to drive the few scenic routes I had missed. The...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 18 September 2017

A visit to this house is a must if visiting Bonavlista. It has been sensitively restored and the artifacts on display are very astetically pleasing. Our guide was very informative but definitely not a robot!

Thank Greyfoodie
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The Mockbeggar Plantation shares a little history of Canada's confederation. The home itself is lovely and the study/library is stunning.

Thank dkb60
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Mockbeggar plantation is a collection of buildings, when you consider the time this was a very rich owner! Only the main house was open for visits that we could see, although Neil's Yard, the restaurant just beside, was also part of the plantation. It was...More

Thank busymothertoronto
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Occupant of this house worked with Smallwood to promote union with Canada in the 1940's. Fine historical furnishings and rooms decorated accurately for the times. I found some of the wooden furniture to be truly unique.

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This property has several features that would be of interest to anyone who enjoys history. Most of the items on display were the belongings of the family who had lived in the house and donated it to the provincial government, so there's a true authenticity...More

Thank Janet_753
Reviewed 31 July 2017

A bit of local history of how the area was settled as a fishing plantation, with the nicest houses belonging to the wealthy owners.

Thank Dawn R
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Jude G
14 October 2015|
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Response from Xxxxxxxxoi | Reviewed this property |
The reply above is pretty complete. Neil's Yard is a cafe adjacent to Mockbeggar. Excellent crepes and cappuccino. Neil is wonderful. The Mifflin Cafe has local food. the Bonavista Social Club has excellent pizza and pasta... More