Colony of Avalon Foundation


Experience real history in real time. Widely recognized as the best preserved early English colonial site in North America. Today, on-going work at the Colony is changing the way we understand that past. Regular admission includes access to an active archaeological dig, conservation lab, visitor centre, 17th century kitchen and gardens, guided tour, and gift shop. Get hands on with history with our Archaeologist for a Day and Great Colonial Cook Off programs.

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Active archaeological dig of Lord Baltimore’s Colony of Avalon dating to 1621, Interpretation Centre featuring a selection of the over 2 million artifacts found to date, guided tours, heritage gardens including Gentleman’s, Herb and Vegetable, 17th-century reproduction Kitchen featuring costumed interpreters, fully-equipped conservation laboratory, award-winning on-site gift shop featuring NL artisans and artifact reproductions. Archaeologist for a Day packages and group tours available.

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Adults $11.30, senior $10, student $9.13, school tours $4.79 per person, family $28.26. Pricing does not include HST. 10% discount for groups of 10.

Contact Information

The Pool Road , Ferryland
47.0228, -52.879 (Download GPX)
Jun - Sep
+1 (877) 326 5669
+1 (709) 432 3200
+1 (709) 432 3207
+1 (709) 432 2842


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Special Offers from this Operator

Starting at $125 Per Person
Archaeologist for a Day
Dig in! Work alongside our professional team as they dig, sift, identify and record

the remains of Baltimore’s colony. We’ll provide the tools and training, all you need

is a hankering to get hands on with history. Full day experience includes orientation to techniques, hands on archaeology and conservation activities, lunch, and guided tour of site.

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Starting at $96
Dig and Dig In
Hankering to get hands on with history? Spend the morning as a member of our archaeological crew. Then scrub up and hike to Ferryland Head for an award-winning Lighthouse Picnic. No experience necessary. Tools and training provided. Join our on-going quest to uncover the Colony. It’s all happening right here, right now, right before your eyes.
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the promotion at the time of booking. Please check with the operator for more details.