We’re happy to be near so many historic landmarks. Like the Cupids Cove Plantation Provincial Historic Site in nearby Cupids, which celebrates John Guy’s Colony, the first English colony in Canada. The Cupids Archaeological Dig, where archaeologists work to learn more about the first English settlers in Canada, was rated one of the ten best archaeological digs in Canada. You might stumble on exciting programs like ‘The Settler’s Game’! Thanks to Provincial Historic Sites (another great resource!) for this picture of the opening ceremonies for this Provincial Historic Site.
You’ll also enjoy the Hawthorne National Historic Site of Canada, former home of Arctic explorer Captain Bob Bartlett.
And don’t miss the Heart’s Content Lighthouse, built in 1901 and designated a Recognized Federal Heritage Building in 1990.
Children will love exploring Castle Hill National Historic Site in Placentia, the remains of English and French forts from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Once you get started, there’s a rabbit-hole of historic sites, homes and places – have fun exploring!