Historical Attractions in LEWISPORTE with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Lewisporte, Newfoundland!)

Lewisporte is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this Newfoundland city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Lewisporte’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Lewisporte when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Boyds Cove Beothuk Interpretation Centre

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    (21 miles) Boyd's Cove

    Archaelogical site of Beothuk community dating to about 1650-1720; visitor centre contains models, artifacts and a diorama illustrating Beothuk life; walking trail with interpretive signs links ...

  • Lester Garland House

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    (96 miles) Trinity

    This house, a large, brick Georgian residence has been reconstructed to be used as a museum and education centre to rekindle, promote and celebrate the strong historical and cultural links between ...

  • Mockbeggar Plantation

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    (97 miles) Bonavista

    Follow guides in period costumes through this 1870s house that's been restored to the Bradley period of 1939. See outbuildings that range from a large fish store built in the early 18th century, ...

  • Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

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    (97 miles) Bonavista

    The Cape Bonavista Lighthouse is a Provincial Historic Museum. The Provincial Historic Sites of Newfoundland and Labrador are snapshots of our past, providing insight into who we are today.

  • Quidi Vidi Battery

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    (99 miles) St Johns

    Located in Quidi Vidi is the Quidi Vidi Battery Provincial Historic Site, which had significance as a battery during the War of 1812.

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  • Rugged Beauty Boat Tours

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    (96 miles) Dunfield

    Rugged Beauty Boat tours not only operates scheduled daily tours, but we also arrange specialty tours to fit your needs. Please contact us in advance to arrange your customized tour: Guided hiking ...

  • Terra Nova National Park

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    (61 miles) Glovertown

    A place where long fingers of the North Atlantic Ocean touch the island boreal forest of Eastern Newfoundland. Rocky headlands provide shelter from the awesome power of the open ocean. The landscape ...