15 Water Street

P.O. Box 220,

Brigus, NL A0A 1K0

Tel / Fax (709) 528-4588

E-Mail : brigus@eastlink.ca



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Historic Attractions and Museums

Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site

Built in 1830, this charming cottage was the home of Arctic explorer Caption Bob Bartlett,who took peary to the North Pole in 1909. Many artifacts commemorate the family and Bartlett's achivements as the greastest ice navigator of the century,

709-528-4004(Summer)

 

 


The John N. Leamon Museum:Ye olde Stone Barn

A unique showplace of Brigus History with photographs dating back to the mid 1800s. Constructed in 1820,it was doctor's residence , a customs house, and converted to a barn in 1890.

709-576-7622 (summer)

 

 


St.George's Heritage Church

Formally St. George's Anglican Church built in 1876-77, it is still used for weddings, musical concerts,readings and lectures throughout the summer.

709-528-4713/4817

 

 


The Tunnel

Hand blasted in 1860 by Cornish miner John Hoskins to provide easy access to Abram Bartlett's Wharf,for his ship the Panther.

 

 


Malcolm Bartlett - Vindicator Park

Site of Brigus newspaper The Vindicator, 1898-1903

 

 


Wilcox Gardens

The place of a thousand blooms in the heart of Brigus,it's one of the designated peace parks of Canada. The gardens are cared for by Historical Socity volunteers.

709-528-4004

 

 


Landfall (Kent Cottage)

Constructed around 1786 for the pomeroy family,from 1914 to 1915 it was occupied by American artist Rockwell Kent. The cottage served as the summer residence of Bradly J.Folensbee from 1953 until his death in 2003.

 

 


Bartlett Monument

Erected by friends in memory of Caption Bob Bartlett.

709-528-4004

 

 


Steel Sails Monument

Erected at Bishop's Beach in 1972 commemorating Captain Bartlett

 

 


Veteran's Memorial

Erecteed in memory of those who paid the supreme sacrific in World Wars I & II and the Korean conflict.

 

 


Stonewalls

A special feature of the Brigus landscape, Stonewalls line the rivers, and were probably bulit to keep the water from overflowing the banks.

 

 


Historic Sites

Stone Barn Museum - Dave Collins - 709-682-9009 - djcbrigus@gmail.com
The Tunnel - Dave Collins - 709-682-9009 - djcbrigus@gmail.com
Vindicator Park -  Dave Collins - 709-682-9009 - djcbrigus@gmail.com

 

Walking Tour Brouchers and Maps are available at the Town Council Office and the Stone Barn.  Click here for maps to print