ARCHAEOLOGIST FOR A DAY

Work alongside our crew 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.

Space is limited and advance registration is required. We are now taking bookings for the 2017 Season. Please contact us to reserve your space today.

 

 

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LAND AND SEA

Spend the morning exploring the past as a member of our archaeological crew. Then suit up and hit the water for a two-hour coastal kayaking adventure with Stan Cook Sea Kayak Adventures.

Space is limited and advance registration is required. We are now taking bookings for the 2017 Season. Please contact us to reserve your space today.

 

DIG AND DIG IN

Spend the morning hands on with history as a member of our archaeological crew. Then scrub up and hike to Ferryland Lighthouse for an award-winning gourment picnic.

Space is limited and advance registration is required. We are now taking bookings for the 2017 Season. Please contact us to reserve your space today.

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COLONIAL COOK OFF

An interactive, cooperative culinary challenge. Join us online and in our recreated 17th-century kitchen as we rediscover the tastes and techniques of early colonial cooking.

 

BALTIMORE BACKPACKS

We have room to run and plenty of family-friendly activities. Our Baltimore Backpacks (FREE rental with admission) are chock-full of site-specific challenges designed to keep young visitors active and engaged.

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COLONY DAY

Help us celebrate the anniversary of the first settlement in Ferryland. August 4th,10:00am-4:00pm. With lots of activities for kids and adults alike, it’s bound to be a great time. Check our NEWS section for a complete schedule of this year’s events.

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS


We always have something going on. Bring yourself, or bring the whole family. We’ll keep you entertained.

Activities for the kids, an update from our archaeologists, 17th century cooking, local music, and a whole lot more. Check out what’s on the go by clicking on our calendar to the right.

HOW TO FIND US



Come Dig!
Thursday Jun 29th
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August 19, 2017: Exploring Colour in the 17th Century
Thursday Jun 15th
Discover the magical world of 17th century colour and create you very own dyed masterpiece using local and exotic nautral dyes.
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July 15, 2017: Botanicals of Newfoundland: 17th century raised embroidery
Thursday Jun 15th
Join guest instructor and award winning textile artist Susan Furneaux as she guides you through an introduction to this historic art.
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VIRTUALLY VISIT THE DIG

Take a tour of the Colony of Avalon without leaving home. Our virtual tour provides a taste of what you can see at our site and the history of our area.


TAKE THE TOUR

Visiting in person? Find all the details you need here.

 

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COLONY GIFTS

Take home a piece of our past.

The Colony of Avalon’s gift shop offers a unique selection of historic reproductions and locally made crafts inspired by our region’s cultural and natural history. Open to the public during regular site hours. Admission to the Colony is not required to visit our shop.

For additional information, including consignment enquiries, call 709-432-3200 or email info@colonyofavalon.ca

A variety of books are available, many related to the Colony of Avalon.

Hand-made recreations of local art inspired by the Colony of Avalon.

Hand-made recreations of artifacts found at the dig site.

 

Our Gift Shop is open by appointment during the winter. E-mail and telephone ordering is available year-round.

Call 709-432-3200 or email info@colonyofavalon.ca for more information.

 

EVENT LISTINGS

We always have something going on. Bring yourself, or bring the whole family. We’ll keep you entertained.

Activities for the kids, an update from our archaeologists, 17th century cooking, local music, and a whole lot more. Check out what’s on the go by clicking on our calendar to the right.

Come Dig!
Thursday Jun 29th
Read More
August 19, 2017: Exploring Colour in the 17th Century
Thursday Jun 15th
Discover the magical world of 17th century colour and create you very own dyed masterpiece using local and exotic nautral dyes.
Read More
July 15, 2017: Botanicals of Newfoundland: 17th century raised embroidery
Thursday Jun 15th
Join guest instructor and award winning textile artist Susan Furneaux as she guides you through an introduction to this historic art.
Read More