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Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site

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Brigus seafaring community

Brigus has much to offer, we passed through and took time to enjoy two heritage museums, a cafe... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
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A must see

If you're in the beautiful town of Brigus, pop by here and be transported back in time. Walk though... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
St. John's, Canada
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Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site - Closed for the Season
Irishtown Road | A1c 5w4, Brigus, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-528-4004
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

While we were disappointed to discover this national historic site closed, there was still a guide and interpretive panels about arctic seafaring Captain.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marquise_LA
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Brigus has much to offer, we passed through and took time to enjoy two heritage museums, a cafe, walked round the village which is well worth seeing. Visited the church overlooking the sea where a family member lies. The area very nautical with interesting history....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This is a national historic site where Captain Robert Bartlett a sea captains records of explorations of the Labrador coast are on display. After a long drive from St Johns we were told the building is shutdown for MAJOR renovations. Total disappointment. I would have...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Karluk. The Ice Masters. If you have not read these books shame on you because Captain Bob was the greatest of Canadian explorers. Commodore Peary simply lied about getting to the North Pole and Captain Bob silently witnessed this great American deception. The house need...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LorenzoelJefe
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We enjoyed a visit to Hawthorne Cottage, a Parks Canada National Historic Site, on several levels. One was to see the interiors of a 19th century outport house which had belonged to the Bartlett family from 1834 to 1973. The other was for all of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

If you're in the beautiful town of Brigus, pop by here and be transported back in time. Walk though the original house of Captain Bob Bartlett. This cottage was home to famous explorer Captain Bob Bartlett, who commanded more than 20 expeditions to the Arctic....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

We enjoyed learning about sea captain, adventurer, Arctic explorer, friend of the famous, and larger-than-life character at his home here in Brigus. Largely in its original state and filled with photographs and memorabilia of a life well-lived, this is worth checking out when you're in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Doug J
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The Hawthorne Cottage was an interesting site to learn about the intrepid captain Bob Bartlett. The audio segments in each room were well done and did a great job personalizing this courageous man and his family.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Guinivere525
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Hawthorne Cottage and Brigus are well worth the stop. We did not know about this until we pulled in to Brigus the entire town is fantastic with history and the cottage explains so much about fishing and the North also how well the ladies of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank rknack2017
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The story of captain Bob Bartlett is very well represented in this historical site. The house is extremely well preserved and the staff helpful in answering any questions. Great visit.

Date of experience: September 2016
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