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Nurse Bennett Heritage House is a registered Heritage Structure that showcases the home, clinic and the remarkable life of service of Nurse Myra Bennett. Visit Website

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The remains of four ancient cultures have been found at Port au Choix National Historic Site to date: Maritime Archaic Indian, Dorset and Groswater Paleoeskimo, and Recent Indians. Archaeologists searched many years for a site such as this one, which sheds new light on our understanding of native peoples in this part of the world.

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A recreation of a 1940’s historic fishing village, located in the scenic town of Raleigh. Visitors can enjoy rustic bunkhouse accommodations and unforgettable boat tours. A voyage back in time, surrounded by rugged ocean scenery & Burnt Cape. Visit Website



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For Labrador travel information, the Gateway Visitor Centre is a restored turn-of the century church that has been re-purposed to serve as a welcoming centre and a visitor information centre. On display is an exhibit on the “People of Labrador” that highlights places to visit and gives insight to the present day cultures of Labrador Coastal Drive. An actual artifact collection from a nearby Jersey Room, L’Anse Au Cotard is of great interest, as is a reproduction of a Thule harpoon!

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Today, the Big Droke Project has 38 registered archaeological sites, and is quickly becoming noted for significant archaeological finds and contributions in the province. The Big Droke and Caines sites in Bird Cove are possibly the most important in Newfoundland for depicting the day to day life of the Maritime Archaic culture; they are undisturbed and are accompanied by a specialty tool production area. Together both the Big Droke and Caines sites have over 12 hearth features and numerous tools.

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Norstead Viking Village
January 122014

Join costumed interpreters in the dim light of the Viking-style Chieftain’s Hall and listen to mysterious Viking tales.Check out info on the blacksmith forging iron. Step aboard the full-scale replica of the Viking ship “Snorri“. Learn how the Vikings mastered the North Atlantic. Use a simple notched stick to measure distance by the stars. Get you “Runes” told by the wise women. Shape clay into pottery the way the Vikings did. Spin sheep fleece into yarn using ancient drop spindle technology, dye the yarn bright purple, pink, or rusty yellow using local plants and berries….weave it into cloth at the loom. It’s in your hands to explore!

Located about two km from L’Anse aux Meadows UNESCO World Heritage Viking Site, the only authenticated Viking site in North America, Norstead replicates a Viking port of trade as it may have looked during the Viking era (790-1066 AD). The four-hectare site has a boat shed with its very own Viking ships, including the 54 foot replica Viking knarr which sailed from Greenland to L’Anse aux Meadows in 1998 with a crew of only nine men. There is also a chieftain’s hall, church, and a workshop, with costumed interpreters who bring the site to life. All buildings, which consist of wood paneled walls and earthen floors, have been created to convey the look and feel of the Viking Era. Visit Official Website

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The Labrador Straits Museum exhibits focus on settlement over the past 150 years with special emphasis on the role of women in our history. Special attractions include a 10-foot long komatik, a type of sleigh still used by local people for winter wood hauling and recreation and a figurehead retrieved from the wreck of a fishing schooner at East St. Modeste (shown here). There is also an exhibit of reproduction artifacts from the L’Anse Amour Burial Mound National Historic Site housed at this Museum.. Visit Official Website

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The Point Amour Lighthouse stands tall amid limestone cliffs near the small, historically significant community of L’Anse Amour, on the south coast of Labrador.
Towering at 109 feet, it is the tallest in Atlantic Canada and second highest in the country. A panoramic view of the surrounding land and sea, and a glimpse of its historical attributes can be witnessed during the 128 step adventure to the top. Visit Official Website

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See a 52 foot skeleton of a whale that is 400 years old. One of the most important North American archaeological sites related to whaling can be found in Red Bay, Labrador. Basque whalers set up whaling stations to render the blubber from the whales they caught, beginning in the 1500s. The exhibit focuses on the research and protection of the North Atlantic right whale. More Information

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Visit this 19th-century summer fishing station, formerly a permanent settlement first established in the 1770s. For two centuries Battle Harbour was the economic and social centre of the southeastern Labrador coast. After six years of research and painstaking architectural restoration, the efforts of the Battle Harbour Historic Trust have breathed new life into this place.Battle Harbour has been restored to its former glory and a living commemoration to the life and society created there by Newfoundlanders and Labradorians during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

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L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site is where, over 1,000 years ago, the Vikings established the first European settlement in North America.

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