Doors Open is a unique opportunity for the citizens of  Newfoundland and Labrador to celebrate our built heritage through the exploration of our historic architectural gems.


Buildings that are normally closed to the public or charge an entrance fee welcome visitors to look around for free. 

 Doors Open 2019 - Saturday, September 7

Sites open to the public

2019 Site Map (mobile-friendly)

Participating sites and opening hours listed below

Walking Tours - Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8


Saturday, September 7

Nationally Designated Ecclesiastical Precinct in Downtown St. John's

1:00 pm
Start location: Steps of the Basilica (200 Military Road)
Duration: 60-70 min (approximate)

Join Historian John FitzGerald for a walking tour of the St. John's Ecclesiastical District National Historic Site of Canada.  This cultural landscape in the heart of the city conveys the breadth of involvement of Christian institutions of many faiths in the history and political life of St. John's and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Sunday, September 8

Georgestown to the Harbour

1:00 pm

Start location: Outside Georgestown Cafe (73 Hayward Avenue)
Duration: 2 hours (approximate)

Join Architect Grant Genova for a walking tour of St. John’s architecture and urban design, from Georgestown to the Harbour.  This tour will explore laneways, pedestrian paths, neighbourhoods, and urban spaces that form the unique fabric of St. John's.

Please note that walking tours will be limited to roughly 60 participants, on a first-come basis.


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Government House

50 Military Road

Masonic Temple

6 Cathedral Street

Basilica-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

200 Military Road

St. Patrick's Church

6 Patrick Street

St. Bonaventure's College (Mullock Hall)

2A Bonaventure Avenue


3 Victoria Street

Crow's Nest Officers' Club Historic Site

90 Water Street - Steps East of War Memorial

James J. O'Mara Pharmacy Museum, Apothecary Hall

488 Water Street

Newman Wine Vaults Provincial Historic Site

436 Water Street

Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

16 Church Hill

Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

309 Duckworth Street

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - "The Kirk"

76 Queens Road

Commissariat House Provincial Historic Site

11 Kings Bridge Road

Railway Coastal Museum

495 Water Street

St. John's City Hall

10 New Gower Street

Basilica Museum - Mullock Library

200 Military Road

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