Colony of Avalon - Historic Places Days

Colony of Avalon

Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador
Archaeological Sites
1 The Pool, Ferryland, NL, Canada
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June 13 - June 30 Wednesday - Sunday 10 am - 6 pm July 1 - September 9 Monday - Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
(709) 432-3200

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 an Hour, Archaeologist for a Day, and Great Colonial Cook Off programs.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Fun Facts

“Cackling farts” is 17th century slang for eggs! Join our Great Colonial Cook Off and discover the tastes and techniques of 17th century cooking.

Our Dig for an Hour and Dig for a Day programs allow you to join our crew of professional archaeologists as they dig, sift and record the remains of 17th century Ferryland. We provide the tools and training. All you need is a hankering to get hands on with history.


1 The Pool, Ferryland, NL, Canada
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