The Bay de Verde Heritage Premises located in the scenic fishing town of Bay de Verde consists of the Blundon House, a fish store and flake, a store loft, the Blundon family cemetery and a boardwalk. The house was built in 1896 by Mr. John Blundon, a local merchant who owned schooners and traded along the coast of Newfoundland.
The house was built to accommodate his lifestyle. The structure of the house is a good example of Merchant Class Victorian housing built on a gable-ell plan with a five sided front porch and fine interior and exterior detailing. It was built in two sections. The main section with its larger rooms, higher ceilings and more elaborate staircase was occupied by the Blundon family. The servant quarters with its smaller rooms, lower ceilings and smaller staircase was occupied by both male and female servants, shipped men, sharemen and sailors.
The house was donated by the Blundon family to the Bay de Verde Heritage Committee in 1996 exactly one hundred years after it was built. It has since been restored and is now used as a heritage house. The other structures on the premises have been constructed over time by the Bay de Verde Heritage Committee.
Interesting things to see at the Bay de Verde Heritage Premises
* The unique architecture and style of the Bay de Verde Heritage House.
* The only Baccalieu Island Interpretation Centre on the Baccalieu Trail .
* More than 800 artifacts in the Blundon House, the store loft, fish store and root cellar displaying the rich culture and heritage of our community.
* Replicas of a Traditional Fishing Stage, a Codtrap, the Baccalieu Island Lighthouse, a Longliner, and other locally made things.
* A Research Room displaying many books and pamphlets of community interest as well as genealogical information on all families of Bay de Verde and area.
* A panel displaying photos and information on our War Veterans.
* Murals along the boardwalk depicting local scenes.
Seasons Open: June to September
Hours Open: 10am to 5pm
Fees: Adults $5 Children under 12 years are admitted free