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Interpretation Centre

The Interpretation Centre houses interpretive exhibits featuring artifacts dating from the 16th century. Examples include cannonballs, arrow points, padlocks, gold rings, keys, clay pipes, a gravestone, a gold spur, pottery, coins, and much more . . .

Interpretation Centre Interpretation Centre, Ferryland.
©1998, Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web Site Project.


Archaeological Dig Archaeological Dig, Ferryland.
©1998, Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web Site Project.

Archaeological Dig

The dig consists of six sites uncovering the remains of the English colony founded in 1621 by Sir George Calvert, who later became the first Lord Baltimore. Visitors can view archaeologists and the field crew as they uncover legacies of the past. Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (NST).



Conservation Laboratory

Visitors can watch the Conservator piecing artifact sherds together and gain a full understanding of the conservation and preservation of artifacts. Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (NST).

Conservation Laboratory Conservation Laboratory, Ferryland.
©1998, Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web Site Project.


Gift shop items Items from the Colony of Avalon's gift shop, Ferryland.
Reproduced by permission of the Colony of Avalon Foundation, Ferryland, Newfoundland.

Gift Shop

Uniquely decorated with old furniture on loan to the Foundation from local residents. The shop carries a wide range of gifts produced by local craftspeople, as well as replicas of 17th-century North Devon pottery, a sgraffito bowl and 17th-century dolls.



The Gardens

Kitchen Garden — A reduced scale reproduction of the 17th century kitchen garden.
Herb Garden — A small garden containing plants grown as herbs and medicinals in the 17th century
Gentleman's Garden — The largest of the three gardens, the Gentleman's Garden contains plants which duplicate the now-rare varieties that were favoured by 17th century gentry.

Gentleman's Garden Gentleman's Garden, Ferryland.
Reproduced by permission of the Colony of Avalon Foundation, Ferryland, Newfoundland.


17th Century Kitchen
Woman at Work in the 17th Century Kitchen
Reproduced by permission of the Colony of Avalon Foundation, Ferryland, Newfoundland.

Living History

A reproduction of a period from the early 17th century, the room contains a working fireplace, authentic doors and windows, a flagstone floor and other details typical of the era. Demonstrations of life in the 17th century take place daily.



Other Facilities

Ferryland offers a variety of attractions and facilities. To find out more, please inquire at the Colony of Avalon Foundation's office. Toll-free at 1-877-326-5669 or 709-432-3200. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (NST).

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Revised March 2002, February 2006.





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