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... 更多
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.
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... 更多
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.
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.
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... 更多
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.
The guides through the museum very personable and gave good overview of the building. I was particularly interested in hearing the stories and information about the debate and referendum in 1947 regarding the Confederation question - to become Canada's 10th Province or not. The building decor is good too-period sensitive.