Trinity Historic Sites
Centre : Mercantile
Premises : Hiscock
Trinity, off Highway 230 on the Bonavista Peninsula,
approximately 3 hours from St. John's, Newfoundland and
Imagine... you're a bookeeper in 1800 adding up a fortune made
Trinity's merchants were some of the wealthiest men on either
side of the ocean and they made this town a capital in the salt
fish trade in the late 1700s. Trinity today is a quaint little
place with winding lanes and much of its 19th century character
rebuilt or restored - but two centuries ago its harbour was full of
With 7 historic sites to explore and lots of other cultural
activities besides, plan to spend at least a full day wandering
Begin at the Trinity Visitor Centre where a
new exhibit tells the colourful story of Trinity's past and present
and puts everything in perspective.
At the Mercantile Premises, glimpse
Trinity as a thriving 1800s seaport. This was the business hub for
three merchant families over 150 years.
House captures life in Trinity in the late 19th and early 20th
centuries. Emma Hiscock - a widow with six children - maintained a
genteel life through entrepreneurship: running a shop, post office
- even renting her front room to the Royal Bank.
The Trinity Experience also includes these historic sites:
Lester-Garland House, The Trinity Museum, The Cooperage, The
Green Family Forge. Find out more from the Trinity Historical Society.