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Ferryland Ruins

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.

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Quick Facts

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


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: C$9.50 includes tour, Early June–early Oct., daily 10–6

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