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Old Post Office Museum

Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador
182 Water Street, Carbonear, NL, Canada
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This prominent landmark is locally referred to as the Old Post Office. Built in 1905, it replaced the original post office that burned down in 1904 taking the life of the postmistress, Miss Tryphoena Nicholl who valiantly died while rescuing two other persons.The Tryphoena Nicholl Exhibit is a commemorative one which gives an account of the heroism. Many interesting artifacts speak to the life and times of the Town of Carbonear are found in this Museum.

Notes from "Posthaste! Exploring the Canadian Mail"

The Old Carbonear Post Office is considered to be one of the finest and best preserved example of the Second Empire construction style. The Post Office was built in 1905 to replace a larger one that burned down in 1904. Over the years the building served as a post office, customs house, welfare office, a bank, telegraph office, craft shop and artist’s studio. It is now home to the Carbonear Heritage Society office and archive.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour


182 Water Street, Carbonear, NL, Canada
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