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Dorset Soapstone Quarry

Route 410 | Baie Verte Peninsula, Fleur De Lys, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Interesting History, Good Drive, Off the Beaten Path

The Dorset Soapstone Quarry is a Historic Site located in Fleur de Lys at the end of the Dorset... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2017
David B
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Saint-Lambert, Canada
Interesting history

Coming back to this area after leaving Newfoundland 20 years ago, you realize and appreciate the... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2017
Mdecker17
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Calgary, Canada
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Route 410 | Baie Verte Peninsula, Fleur De Lys, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

The Dorset Soapstone Quarry is a Historic Site located in Fleur de Lys at the end of the Dorset Trail, Route 410, in Central Newfoundland, about 125 KM’s off the TransCanada. My wife and I had completed a cross country road trip in June and...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Coming back to this area after leaving Newfoundland 20 years ago, you realize and appreciate the history of this province. I grew up in this area but rarely came here and could care less about it however now with small children and coming to look...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

I wasn't sure what to expect as we drove up the peninsula, but the museum is very informative with examples of bowls made from the stone as well as details about both the way of life and how the quarry was used. It's then only...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2017

I may be a little biased as this is my hometown, I have worked in this museum and walked those beautiful trails hundreds of times! For a glimpse into the past, this is a must see. Friendly staff answer your question as they guide you...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2015

The museum next, to the archeological site of the rock quarry itself, was very informative, and told the story of this ancient site very well. We had the trail through the quarry, part of a longer trail system if you have time and energy, all...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is an incredible archeological site that provides a glimpse into hunter-gatherers migration through the area. The hiking trails are well marked and maintained and the views are spectacular.

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Reviewed July 28, 2014

Nice piece of history. You can see the remains of the carvings, the outline of the stones, one next to the other. Findings and displays available in the museum.

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Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a remarkable archeological site because it offers overwhelming evidence of early aboriginal cultures dating, perhaps, as far back as 7,000 years, The Dorset Palaeo- culture used this location to harvest soapstone from which various utility vessels an implements were carved. The Museum explains...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

We visited this about 2 years ago and were awestruck by the work of these bowls. The museum staff were very helpful and we also took a trail that took us all around the quarry.

1  Thank UNTD
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

The antiquity of the place - the evidence of people here long ago - all so breath taking. They were very patient to carve their stone bowls from the rock walls!

1  Thank Celeste C
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