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Mercantile Premises

Highway 230, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-464-2064
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Beautiful heritage. A touch of the past!!

We loved to visit this old building. Souviners were great and a lot of history is captured in these... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Bill L
,
St. John's, Canada
Store keeper shared lots of history

We purchased the pass that gave entrance to all the historical buildings. Very good staff in all... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
c4pl
,
Toronto, Canada
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“general store” (3 reviews)
“old building” (2 reviews)
“supplies” (3 reviews)
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Highway 230, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We loved to visit this old building. Souviners were great and a lot of history is captured in these premises.

Thank Bill L
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We purchased the pass that gave entrance to all the historical buildings. Very good staff in all locations shared lots of information. Worth the money and the time to learn so much about this historic place.

1  Thank c4pl
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Mercantile Premises requires a ticket to enter. The ticket which combines entry with 4 other historical/reconstructed buildings sponsored by Trinity’s Historical Society - Lester Garland House, the Green Family Forge, the Historical Society Museum, and the Cooperage – for $20 is available at the Visitor’s...More

Thank retireeVancouver
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

This was an interesting restored building here in Trinity but there really wasn't much here. It was worth a stop while walking around the town but good for only a minite or two.

Thank RandyRoss
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

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
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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
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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
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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

2  Thank jacqui43
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

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

Thank DaNLTravellers
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Reviewed 29 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
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