Tour of Government House
Christmas Tree at Government House, decorated by the Girl Guides
On Sunday, 17 December 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Their Honours will welcome members of the public to a Christmas Levee at Government House.
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Poinsettias grown in the Government House Greenhouse were donated to various not for profit organizations to help with their Christmas decorating.
On Monday, 2 October 2017, His Honour The Honourable Frank F. Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador and Her Honour Patricia Fagan attended the installation of the new Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette in Ottawa.
Thursday, 25 January 2018
On Thursday, 25 January 2018 at 3:00 p.m., His Honour The Honourable Frank F. Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador and Her Honour Patricia Fagan will preside over a Ceremony, at Government House, where His Honour will present the Lieutenant Governor’s Awards of Excellence in Architecture. Following the Ceremony, a Reception will be held for recipients and invited guests.more »
The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador is the highest honour of the province.
Order of Canada recipients from Newfoundland and Labrador.
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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Mounted Unit’s horses are housed on the grounds of Government House? Visitation by appointment only. Contact: (709) 729-0447.
This Caribou statue, the Battle emblem of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, came from the ship The H.M.S. Newfoundland and now often adorns the dining table at Government House? An identical one from the same ship is on display at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. It was originally presented to the ship by “The People of Newfoundland” in 1944.
The Honourable John C. Crosbie attended the Government House Halloween Party as a child in circa 1941? He is standing at the far right in this picture.
Some of the furniture still in use at Government House dates back from before the building was constructed (opened in 1830) and came from the previous Government House in Fort Townshend, like this Regency mahogany dining table from 1780?
“One side of a twin pedestal late 18 century mahogany dining table with reeded banding, the turned pillars each having four reeded splayed supports with brass lion’s claw feet, and brass casters.”
There are more than 835 trees inventoried on the grounds of Government House and adjacent properties? Many have been planted by visiting dignitaries. For more information about the plants and trees at Government House visit the Gardener’s Corner section of this site.