Operated by the Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell Historical Society. A not-for-profit, registered Canadian Charity.
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The Grenfell Historic Properties celebrates the legacy of a great man, who once walked the shores of Northern Newfoundland & Labrador: Sir Wilfred Grenfell.
Grenfell Interpretation Centre
The centre itself is designed to be self touring and to provide a more modern interpretative experience for visitors. A short 14 minute video is shown daily to visitors to give a brief insight into the life of Dr. Grenfell. [more]
Grenfell House Museum
Built between 1909 and 1910, the home of Dr. Grenfell, his wife Anne, and their three children. Overlooking the harbour, the building was regarded as the "castle". [more]
In the tradition of Dr. Grenfell, the handicrafts continue to produce quality merchandise as a cottage industry. The origin of Grenfell Handicrafts dates back to the early 1900s. [Visit our Online Store]
Tea House Hill
Overlooking the town of St. Anthony, a 20 minute walking trail has been developed. There are interpretative panels and seating along the route to the top of the hill where Dr. Grenfell, his wife and other colleagues are buried. [more]
The dock services personal yachts and acts as a drop-off point for tourists when cruise ships come into town. The dock is located behind the Grenfell Interpretation Centre. Walkways and seating facilities allow the public to relax and explore Grenfell Park.
Northland Discovery Boat Tours
Destination: the scenic coastal waters off St. Anthony, Newfoundland - Iceberg Alley, an area famous for its bounty of icebergs, whales, dolphins and seabirds. During your thrilling 2 1/2 hour tour, we will captivate you with a live interpretive program on our marine wildlife and culture. [more]
Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
The purpose of this world is not to have
and hold, but to serve - Wilfred T. Grenfell
(February 28, 1865-October 9, 1940) was a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador. The Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen sent Grenfell to Indian Harbour, Labrador in 1892 to improve the plight of coastal inhabitants and fishermen.
That mission began in earnest in 1893, when he recruited two nurses and two doctors for hospitals at Indian Harbour, Newfoundland. Grenfell later opened cottage hospitals along the coast of Labrador. The mission expanded greatly from its initial mandate, to one of developing schools, an orphanage, cooperatives, industrial work projects, and social work.
For his years of service, on behalf of the people of these communities, Wilfred Grenfell was later knighted by King George V ... By 1914 the mission had gained international status.