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Trinity Historic Sites

Trinity Visitor Centre : Mercantile Premises : Hiscock House

Trinity, off Highway 230 on the Bonavista Peninsula, approximately 3 hours from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Imagine... you're a bookeeper in 1800 adding up a fortune made in fish...

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 ships.

With 7 historic sites to explore and lots of other cultural activities besides, plan to spend at least a full day wandering Trinity's laneways.

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.

Hiscock 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.