The Historic Town of Harbour Grace
Located an hour's drive from the provincial capital St. John's, the Harbour Grace region in Conception Bay North offers boat tours, sailing, golfing, tennis, whale watching
and magnificent ice-bergs in season.
Town of Harbour Grace
Visit the well stocked Kearney Tourist Chalet located near Riverhead at the bottom of the harbour for information. Visitors to the town can take advantage of many services, including restaurants, a large marina, and recreational facilities.
Near the Tourist Chalet is a statue of Amelia Earhart, unveilled in 2007 to mark the
75th anniversary of Earhart's solo flight across the Atlantic from the Harbour Grace Air Strip. Compass story about the unveiling of the statue >>
Harbour Grace Historic Sites (Most of the links lead to the website of the Town of Harbour Grace and other external websites.)
The Admiral's Marina is located on the southside of Harbour Grace. The Harbour Authority of Harbour Grace welcomes more than 150 vessels, both fishing and pleasure, on a year round basis.
Coughlan Memorial -
The Coughlan Memorial United Church is a memorial to Lawrence Coughlan who is considered to be the first Methodist preacher in British North America. Historians maintain that he came to Newfoundland in 1765 and began preching in Harbour Grace in the summer of that same year making him the first follower of Wesley to preach in the new world.
Customs House/Museum 1870 - The museum contains exhibit about the history of one of the most successful pirates of the 17th century,
Peter Easton, and look at old photos of the town. More information about Peter Easton >>
Court House 1830
St. Paul's Church 1835
The Railway Museum -
See the station which commemorates the first railway line to open between St. John's and Harbour Grace in 1884. The last spike in the n
commemorates the first railway line to open between St. John's and Harbour Grace in 1884. The last spike in the narrow gage rail line was driven by Prince George, later to become King George V, who was at the time visiting Newfoundland as a midshipman aboard H.M.S. Cumberland.
You can also visit the Town of Harbour Grace website where you will find a complete listing of attractions, events, and historical information on Harbour Grace.