Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site
Retrace the daring exploits of Captain Bob Bartlett, commander of more than 20 Arctic voyages in the 20th century, inside Hawthorne Cottage, his family’s beloved homestead. See rare artefacts from his expeditions and period furnishings as you tour the cottage and explore its heritage gardens.
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An impressive fort stands sentinel above a seaside town. Stone walls and cast iron cannons are testaments to a turbulent past. This is Castle Hill National Historic site—bastion to the struggle for a continent.
On Bonavista’s scenic harbour, knowledgeable interpreters, diverse exhibits and displays within the Ryan Premises’ restored buildings bring to life a 19th century Newfoundland fishing enterprise and tell the tale of Canada’s East Coast fisheries dating back 500 years.
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