Colony of Avalon Archaeological Site

Ferryland
 

Step back in time at the Colony of Avalon, settled in 1621 by Lord Baltimore. Admission includes archaeological dig site, Interpretation Centre, 17th-century gardens and Kitchen, conservation lab and award-winning gift shop. Experience Archaeologist for a Day hands-on packages. Nearby attractions and services include Lighthouse Picnics, Tetley Tea Room, dinner theatre, historic Ferryland, East Coast Trail, whale and bird tours, and sea kayaking. An unforgettable experience.

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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 $11.50, senior $10, student $9, school tours $4 per person, family $29.50. 10% group discount.

Contact Information

The Pool Road , Ferryland
47.0228, -52.879 (Download GPX)
Jun - Oct
+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 $124.99 Per Person
Archaeologist for a Day
An interactive archaeological experience at the Colony of Avalon in Ferryland, Newfoundland, settled in 1621.

In this full-day program, participants work alongside archaeologists and conservators to reveal the lives of Ferryland’s early settlers. The day includes: guided tour of the site, orientation to techniques, hands-on archaeology and conservation activities, lunch and a Colony of Avalon membership.

No experience required. Spaces for this unforgettable experience are limited.

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Colony of Avalon Archaeological Site

Starting at $96 Per Person
Dig & Dig In
In the morning, explore past lives as an Archaeologist at a working seaside archaeological dig in Ferryland. At the Colony of Avalon, settled in 1621 by Lord Baltimore, you’ll step back in time while getting your hands dirty with our dig crew. Then scrub up and hike to the lighthouse for a leisurely gourmet picnic prepared by Lighthouse Picnics, one of Canada’s Signature Experiences.
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Colony of Avalon Archaeological Site

Starting at $134 Per Person
Land & Sea Explorer
In the morning, explore past lives as an Archaeologist at a working seaside archaeological dig in Ferryland. At the Colony of Avalon, settled in 1621 by Lord Baltimore, you’ll step back in time while getting your hands dirty with our dig crew. Continue your land and sea exploration with a two-hour coastal kayaking adventure with Stan Cook Sea Kayak Adventures, one of Canada’s Signature Experiences.
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