Colony of Avalon Ferryland
Where is it at?
Colony of Avalon
1 The Pool Rd
Where are we going today?
Are you ready to step back in time...all the way back to the 17th century? Can you even imagine what it would be like to live back then! Well, at the Colony of Avalon, you don't have to imagine it because you will be experiencing it!
At the Colony of Avalon, you can immerse yourselves in history, and those little history buffs will love all the things they can do to bring it all to life! Maybe you want to walk down a 17th century street? Or explore a 17th century herb garden? How different do you think they would be to streets and gardens that you know today? (Pretty different we imagine!)
It's a great way to look at the daily life of one of the earliest European colonies that ever settled in North America!
Have you heard of Lord Baltimore? We thought so! Well, his name was George Calvert, and actually founded the colony all the way back in 1621. This settlement was eventually forgotten, so all of the remains were undisturbed for centuries! Lucky for you, because now you get to see it all for yourself!
The Colony of Avalon is being excavated currently, and those clever archaeologists have uncovered over....are you ready...a MILLION artifacts from the site, including gold rings, ceramics from Portugal and a host of other unusual objects.
The Interpretation Centre is a great place to start your visit, with those amazing artifacts that you can check out, from keys, clay pipes, and even a grave stone!
The dig area consists of six sites which have uncovered remains in them, and there is even a Conservation Laboratory where you can piece together the history yourself!
Pretty amazing! No need for a time machine, just the Colony of Avalon!
How much does it cost?
- Children$9 student
When can we go?
10 am - 6 pm
June to October
There are guided tours and fun activities for school groups in May and June, as well as September and October. For just $3 per student they can have a great time, AND enjoy the lunchroom on site!.
You can get your full means at a number of places in the area. Lighthouse Picnics require a reservation, but they all make sure your tummy is filled for your historic experience! .
There are healthy options available at the Colony of Avalon .
Any Top Tips?
Make sure you consider the weather, and bring sunglasses and a windproof jacket. A camera always helps! .
Doing our bit
They are non for profit and all the money raised goes straight back into preserving history! .
Need a little extra help?
For those with special needs, give them a call to see how they can help with assistance and accessibility for you .
There are baby changing facilities available so the whole family can come! .
Can I get one of those?
From books to handmade crafts, the Gift Shop gives you plenty of things to choose from to take away.