Newfoundland Travel - Commissariat House

Updated: Jun 3

Commissariat House, one of Newfoundland and Labrador's provincial historic sites, is an 1800's Georgian style home which had served as headquarters for the British Commissariat during the period that Newfoundland was still under British rule. The house has retained much of its original decor. Visit to for a glimpse into the political flavour of Newfoundland in the 1800's and to see the antique furnishings in the home. #commissariathouse #explorenl #discovernl #newfoundlandhistory #tourismnl


This is Commissariat House, a provincial historic site in St. John's Newfoundland.
Commissariat House is a provincial historic site in St. John's, Newfoundland

The kitchen at Commissariat House has dishes and appliances preserved in the early 1800's style
The kitchen at Commissariat House has dishes and appliances preserved in the early 1800's style

This is the formal dining room at Christmas at Commissariat House, Newfoundland
This is the formal dining room at Christmas at Commissariat House, Newfoundland

This is one of the offices at Commissariat House. Furnishings and documents on display date to the early 1800's
This is one of the offices at Commissariat House. Furnishings and documents on display date to the early 1800's

This is an original letter on display at Commissariat house
This is an original letter on display at Commissariat house

This appears to be a mail sorting office at Commissariat House.
This appears to be a mail sorting office at Commissariat House.

Documents from the early 1800's on display in a bedroom at Commissariat House
Documents from the early 1800's on display in a bedroom at Commissariat House

This is an officer's bedroom at Commissariat House, Newfoundland
This is an officer's bedroom at Commissariat House, Newfoundland

This is a sitting room at Commissariat House. This, and all, rooms at Commissariat House use a fireplace for heat
This is a sitting room at Commissariat House. This, and all, rooms at Commissariat House use a fireplace for heat

This lady is receiving guests at Commissariat House and demonstrating the art of lace-making
This lady is receiving guests at Commissariat House and demonstrating the art of lace-making

This is a second bedroom at Commissariat House in St. John's, Newfoundland
This is a second bedroom at Commissariat House in St. John's, Newfoundland

Commissariat house residence and carriage house, St. John's, Newfoundland
Commissariat house residence and carriage house

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