Who We Are

Established in 1994, the Colony of Avalon Foundation Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization located in Ferryland, Newfoundland. Our mandate? To investigate, preserve and present the archaeological remains of George Calvert’s 17th century Colony of Avalon.

The Colony of Avalon is widely recognized as the best preserved early colonial site in North America. 2015 will mark our 24th consecutive archaeological field season. This work has unearthed a portion of Calvert’s mansion, the remains of a bakery/brewhouse, cobblestone street, warehouse, forge, well, sea wall, a sea-flushed privy and close to two million artifacts. Pretty impressive considering archaeologists have uncovered just 35 percent of Calvert’s original 4 acre site.

Our current facilities and programming include a professional archaeological program conducted in partnership with Memorial University of NL, a visitors’ centre and giftshop, re-created 17th century kitchen and gardens, plus school and public programming.

Visiting Us

We're open from 10 am to 6 pm, seven days a week, from June 15 to September 20. For additional details, head here

Finding us is easy. We're located approximately one hour south of St. John's on Provincial Highway Route 10 south.