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Colony of Avalon

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A major ongoing archaeological dig at Ferryland has uncovered this early-17th-century colony founded by George Calvert, later Lord Baltimore. The highlights of a visit here include six dig sites, exhibits of artifacts uncovered at them, two period gardens, and a reconstructed 17th-century kitchen. You can watch the conservationists at work in their laboratory, examining and restoring newly discovered artifacts, and take in living-history demonstrations that provide a feel for colonial times. Absorbing guided tours often take place.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Rte. 10, Ferryland, NL A0A 2H0
  • Phone: 709/432–3200; 877/326–5669
  • Cost: C$9.50 includes tour
  • Hours: Early June–early Oct., daily 10–6
  • Website:
  • Location: Ferryland
Updated: 11-15-2013

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