Ryan Premises National Historic Site, Bonavista

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Ryan Premises National Historic Site tells the story of the Ryan family and the rise and collapse of the Atlantic cod fishery on Canada's east coast. Find out how sons of an Irish immigrant became wealthy and powerful by building their empire in the early 20th century. Breathe in the salty air as you walk around 19th-century clapboard buildings, including proprietor's house, retail shop, fish store, salt storage, and carriage shed. Perched on the picturesque shore of a historic harbor, the site also boasts a furniture exhibit, theater, and a gift shop. Before you visit Bonavista, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Our hotel was right next door so we stopped in. You can’t tell from the outside but it is a very extensive museum. Great info on the Bonavista area and the history of the cod fishing industry. 
    Our hotel was right next door so we stopped in. You can’t tell from the outside but it is a very extensive museum. Great info on the Bonavista area and the history of the cod fishing industry.  more »
  • Another must visit is this national historic site that showcases 500yrs of fishery that has shaped settlement, culture and economic development here in the east coast. 
    Another must visit is this national historic site that showcases 500yrs of fishery that has shaped settlement, culture and economic development here in the east coast.  more »
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  • Historic site on the history of Bonavista. Many of the displays were not working. More films, interactive displays would help.
  • Just a great spot, friendly,helpfull staff. A real taste of local culture and views of days past.

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