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“A Part of Confederation History”

Mockbeggar Plantation
Ranked #7 of 19 things to do in Bonavista
Certificate of Excellence
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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
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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 to what you see when you visit. Some of the features of the building itself are quite unique, such as the stained glass windows and the huge marble fireplace. The history of the family also includes connections to Newfoundland's entry into the Canadian federation.

Our guided tour was hosted by a friendly, well-informed staff member who obviously takes great pride and pleasure in her work. I'm glad I had the opportunity to visit and to learn about the history and the family who lived in the house and their life as part of the local community.

Thank Janet_753
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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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Reviewed 30 July 2017

This was the home of F Gordon Bradley and is the place where Joseph Smallwood the then premier of Newfoundland discussed joining confederation. The home has the original furnishings and decor. The guides were very informative and well spoken on the history. A beautiful home to visit and the staging of everything is well done.
We only visited here because it was free with the purchase of the ticket to the lighthouse but we both really enjoyed the Mockbeggar Plantation, The home and grounds were beautiful

Thank Elaine S
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Well worth the time. The plantation was fully restored to its original state. Tour guides Brenda and Katie were very knowledgeable, and welcomed questions.

Thank GH B
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