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Interesting site in a beautiful location.

We visited on a nice summer day in late August and it was a lovely way to spend the morning. Given... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St. John's, Canada
Interesting history of the area

We went through the displays quickly as we arrived close to closing, but the indoor displays were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stratford, Canada
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Have you ever walked on a 17th-century street, seen a 17th-century herb garden, or looked at the remains of everyday life in one of the earliest European colonies in North America? If you haven't, come to the Colony of Avalon at Ferryland...more
1 The Pool Rd., Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 2H0, Canada
+1 709-432-3200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a nice summer day in late August and it was a lovely way to spend the morning. Given that the dig site is outside, I would not recommend visiting during bad weather if possible. We started at the museum itself then worked...More

Thank Family5GetAway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went through the displays quickly as we arrived close to closing, but the indoor displays were very interesting. The archeological dig outside was very interesting and could be seen at our leisure. Worth it to see this area then take a walk up to...More

1  Thank bigfootcanuck
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Possibly the best presentation of archaeology I've seen anywhere in the world. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. Great value for money.

Thank ianewestt
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Heading for the light house we didnt expect to find the dig site and students to educate us. Well worth the drive/stop before heading up the hill. Be sure to make a donation to help continue the dig.

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We were on the wait list to do the guided hike of Mistaken Point but alas, didn't get in. As we were heading north on the Irish Loop drive we noticed The Colony of Avalon in Ferryland and decided to stop in and take a...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We did the archaeologist for the day program, which is really a full day experience. We arrived at 9 a.m. and met our student archaeologist who supervised us for our dig. We thought this might be a touristy experience, but it's not - you are...More

Thank BC-Westcoaster
Reviewed 31 July 2018

The Colony of Avalon is a great little stop. We went on a weekend, so we didn't see any of the archaeologists, but apparently it was a great week for new finds. The guided tour is informative and it was humbling to walk on the...More

Thank Pennygirly
Reviewed 9 July 2018

guide was informative about the restoration process and the archaeological findings in the old colony, as well as specific buildings in the settlement itself. Also managed to spot a whale in the distance while walking around the vicinity with fellow SHADS.

Thank Andy Z
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

I would recommend taking the guided tour as opposed to walking it by yourself. The tour was very informative and at the end I the kitchen, the guide was cooking 1600 style food for tasting. A wonderful day

Thank Alexa C
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I love experiential education because it leads to unforgettable abd meaningful learning. The museum full of artifacts walked us through the drama between the Calvert and Kirke families and the ongoing raids by the French. We saw the lab where the artifacts are sorted and...More

Thank LindaLou1954
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