Colony of Avalon, Ferryland

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Specialty Museum · Museum
Ferryland is easily accessible from St. John's, Newfoundland (approximately 1 hour 15 minute drive) & over 20,000 people visit the site an an annual basis! Enjoy a tour of the Interpretation Centre and the ongoing Archaeological excavations & site tour! Also, please visit the Conservation Laboratory, The Gardens, a Living History Kitchen as well as the Gift Shop.

In season, you can enjoy whale watching as well as capture great views of icebergs in the distance. There are seabird sanctuaries nearby, and not far away, the Avalon caribou herd wanders in view of the road. Also, within the immediate area, there are other heritage and local attractions, boat tours, guest houses, gift shops, restaurants to enjoy!
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  • This is an ongoing archeological dig into one of th founding settlements in Canada. You can take a guided tour or wander around on your own with a returnable guide book. Youcan park very close to...  more »
  • We visited Ferryland in mid-September and were very disappointed to find the museum closed and no guides. You can still walk around the dig site but there are only numbers (probably referencing a...  more »
  • Great historical active archaeological area. There is a museum on the site as well. It is a great area to see and envision how the early 1600's settlement looked like. The early stone pier has been uncovered in recent years and the tides once again come right up to it. There are a few foundations uncovered as well. The guides are quite helpful and knowledgeable. With a short drive and a bit at a hike, the Ferryland Lighthouse is located here as well.
  • Lovely interpretation center. Great spaces for conference that requires multiple rooms to concurrently deliver presenters. It has an amazingly beautiful setting where you are able to walk the beach and sit with a cup of tea.

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