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. 

 Update on Doors Open 2020


Every year during the fall, the Newfoundland and Labrador Historic Trust organizes a Doors Open event. This one day event sees museums, historic sites, churches, and others open their doors to the public free of charge so that we can all appreciate the cultural and architectural beauty of our built heritage.

Organizing such an event is heavily reliant on our volunteers and most importantly the commitment and dedication to the event by the organizations, staff, and volunteers at the historic sites themselves. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in ways we may not have imagined and Doors Open 2020 will be affected.

As a result of social gathering guidelines put in place by the provincial government and the uncertainty of the future, the Newfoundland and Labrador Historic Trust cannot encourage large groups to gather and visit the sites as we have done in the past.

We encourage the public to continue to appreciate the province's built heritage at their own leisure while following all appropriate precautions such as physical distancing and mask wearing.


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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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