Until the 1840’s, Bannerman Park and the surrounding area was countryside and little more than barrens. This would all change after the Great Fire of 1846. To escape the congestion of downtown and the peril of fire, many wealthy and prominent families moved to the area and built their new family homes in the style of English country houses. Today, this national historic site is home to the city’s highest concentration of grand heritage homes and historic buildings, including the magnificent Colonial Building, the first permanent home of the Newfoundland legislature.
On our walk through the beautiful Renne’s Mill Road Historic District and surrounding area, you will see the homes of former Prime Ministers, governor’s, and prominent businesspeople. Many of the names you will hear are still prominent today.
So, join us for a tour and hear stories about the people who helped shape our city, our province, and some who changed the world.
- Colonial Building
- Government House
- Commissariat House
- Bannerman Park
- Rennie’s Mill Road Historic District
$40 Adults | $35 Youth (6-14) | Children under 6 are free
2 hours | 2.5km
Sunday at 10am.
At this time we can only offer our tour in English.