Colony of Avalon

Box 119
Ferryland NL  A0A 2H0

Phone: (709) 432- 3200 or Toll Free 1-877-3-COLONY (265669)

Colony of Avalon

Ferryland is easily accessible from St. John's, Newfoundland (approximately 1 hour 15 minute drive) & over 20,000 people visit the site an an annual basis! Enjoy a tour of the Interpretation Centre and the ongoing Archaeological excavations & site tour! Also, please visit the Conservation Laboratory, The Gardens, a Living History Kitchen as well as the Gift Shop.

In season, you can enjoy whale watching as well as capture great views of icebergs in the distance. There are seabird sanctuaries nearby, and not far away, the Avalon caribou herd wanders in view of the road. Also, within the immediate area, there are other heritage and local attractions, boat tours, guest houses, gift shops, restaurants to enjoy!

Step Back in Time...1621.The Colony of Avalon at Ferryland, Newfoundland is one of the most substantial & best preserved 17th century archaeological sites in North America www.colonyofavalon.ca

The Colony of Avalon was established in 1621 by Sir George Calvert (later the first Lord Baltimore) & expanded upon by Sir David Kirke & family from 1638-1696. It is one of the best preserved 17th century archaeological sites in North America.

Since undergoing extensive & continuous archaeological excavations, over 2 million artifacts have been collected. These collections in conjunction with scientific & environmental analysis of archaeological features & contexts enhance the understanding of the colony & add to the knowledge of the overall site history. Annual excavations at the site ensure that the importance of the colony will continue to be explored & expanded!

We are now Closed for the 2016 Season. Please check back for our 2017 opening date.

Admission fees (+ HST):
Adult $11.30
Senior $10.00
Student $9.13
Family (2 adults & up to 4 children under 18) $28.26

10% discount for groups 10 or more. For group bo

The Colony of Avalon Foundation is dedicated to the sustainable investigation, interpretation, preservation & promotion of the archaeological & historic resources at Ferryland & the southern Avalon Peninsula & their relation to the history of Newfoundland

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Past Events

Colony of Avalon AGM

Colony of Avalon AGM
07:00 pm - 24 October 2017

At Colony of Avalon

Exploring Colour in the 17th Century

Exploring Colour in the 17th Century
10:00 am - 19 August 2017

At Colony of Avalon

Step back in time with guest instructor and award winning textile artist Susan Furneaux. Discover the magical world of 17th century colour and create you very own...

Colony Day

Colony Day
10:00 am - 04 August 2017

At Colony of Avalon

Please Join the Colony of Avalon in celebrating Colony Day on August 4, 2017!! There will be many activities for both children and adults. Admission is free for...

Photographing Cultural Objects

Photographing Cultural Objects
09:00 am - 25 July 2017

At Colony of Avalon

Join instructors from the Canadian Conservation Institute for a 2 day workshop that will walk you through the process of digitally photographing cultural objects...

Botanicals of Newfoundland: 17th century raised embroidery

Botanicals of Newfoundland: 17th century raised embroidery
09:00 am - 15 July 2017

At Colony of Avalon

Fashionable in the 17th century, raised embroidery or stumpwork was a decorative art created by young girls to showcase skill with a needle. Join guest instructor...

Step Fiddlers

Step Fiddlers
01:30 pm - 18 June 2017

At Colony of Avalon

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