Mockbeggar Plantation was a thriving operation that played a major role in the development of Bonavista and was a fishery plantation site. Follow guides in period costumes through this 1870s house that's been restored to the Bradley period of 1939. See outbuildings that range from a large fish store built in the early 18th century, to a carpentry shop, to a cod-liver-oil factory!
The house recreates a time when the question of whether to join Canada or remain an independent nationa was on everyone's lips! Join an interpreter for a guided tour or head out on your own and explore yourself. Talk to the guides about life in Bonavista in 1949 and get your questions answered.
Learn about the life and tmes of former Mockbeggar resident F Gordon Bradley and try some period toys and games to really transport you back. You can write a message on of their birthday cards and leave in the library and explore the newspapers from the late 1940s to see both sides of the debates. Listen to the debates too including speeches!
When you're done exploring, borrow a picnic blanket and enjoy a picnic on the lawn with great ocean views. There's also a nearby beach too where you can watch for whales and icebergs. Don't forget to check out The Bg Store which was built in the 1700s for storing fish for shipping.
$4 seniors and students
Bring a picnic with you!
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