Government House Virtual Tour

Welcome to the Government House Virtual Tour. You may take either a text-based tour or view the slide show. Both tours are divided into six segments: the Grounds, Vestibule and Hall, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Ballroom, and the Royal Suite.

Main Entrance of Government House
Main Entrance of Government House

Photo © 2000 Don Walsh.

To take the text-based tour simply click on the Virtual Text-based Tour link at the bottom of this page.

To view the slide show, click the Government House Slide Show link. This link opens a separate window using a Flash Player plugin. If your browser does not support Flash click on the Virtual Text-based Tour below.

Once in the Flash window, clicking on a segment in the side bar will begin that portion of the show. Enhanced by a running series of appropriate images, an audio presentation by Prof. Shane O'Dea of Memorial University will describe the particular segment.

In addition to the six segments, the slide show home page also has three buttons to help you navigate: Stop, Resume, and Home. Stop halts the show, and Resume begins where you left off. Home takes you to the starting screen.

Underneath the video window of each slide show are a number of solid squares. These squares represent subsections of the slide show segment. The wine coloured square corresponds to the subsection you are viewing. Clicking on another (grey) square will move you to the subsection of the show segment which the square represents.

All images in the Government House Slide Show are reproduced by permission of the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web Site © 2000 with the exception of the images of the three lodges and St. Thomas' Church in the Grounds section. These images are reproduced by permission of Don Walsh © 2000.

Virtual Text-based Tour: The Grounds