Avalon Peninsula Travel Guide

Avalon Peninsula Sights

Colony of Avalon

  • Rte. 10 Map It
  • Ferryland
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 05/05/2016

Fodor's Review

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.

Sight Information


Rte. 10, Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0A 2H0, Canada

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709-432–3200; 877-326–5669

Sight Details:

  • C$9.50 includes tour
  • Early June–early Oct., daily 10–6

Published 05/05/2016


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