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Mercantile Premises

Highway 230, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-464-2064
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We simply loved this place

What can you tell, when you simply love a place? It shows so impressively on how simple life of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Zug, Switzerland

After all the advertising about the Trinity area as a historic site worth visiting to learn more... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Lorri W
Northern Alberta
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“centuries” (2 reviews)
Highway 230, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-464-2064
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can you tell, when you simply love a place? It shows so impressively on how simple life of the pioneers had been.

1  Thank peterp_knobel
Reviewed 5 September 2016

After all the advertising about the Trinity area as a historic site worth visiting to learn more about life back in the day, I was very disappointed. There are a few reconstructed buildings with reproduced items and with staff that aren't too sure about the...More

Thank Lorri W
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Stores and stages lined the shore and ships filled the harbour! Over the centuries, in this one remaining mercantile building clerks totted up accounts first for the lesters, then for the garlands and finally for the ryans. Basically the fisher people would trade there fish...More

2  Thank Craig G
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Loved it in here as it shows you exactly what a general store was like during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The guide was excellent explaining all about the items that would have been stored in the shop and the history of the...More

1  Thank jacqui43
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Spent the full day in Trinity visiting all the touristy spots. Mercantile Premises was an interesting stop.

Thank DaNLTravellers
Reviewed 30 July 2016

With our Season Passes in hand, our next stop after Trinity Visitor Centre was the Mercantile Premises. It is the shop-side of the Lester-Garland Premises duplex now restored as a general store (circa 1910) with large storefront display windows, partly-stocked floor-to-ceiling wooden shelves and long...More

Thank baroom
Reviewed 11 July 2015

When you go in, it looks a little sparse. However, there was a great interpreter who gave a very interesting talk about the "truck" system, and the life in town in the days gone by. Overall, I found Ryan Premises in Bonavista more interesting. However,...More

Thank Eugene F
Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is a neat old building from the past with tons of history inside worthy of a picture inside as well as outside Show how business was conducted in the past

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 8 July 2015

When I walked in, I thought there wasn't much to see, but the guide had so much to say that I stayed longer than expected and learned about the mercantile-- he was generous with time and information.

Thank NewEnglandinGeorgia
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Great guides to explain how the business operated in the past and nicely presented set up. Stayed around 20 minutes to hear about Trinity's trading past.

Thank Eurofolk
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