History museums' acquisitions always instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with today's Groupon: for $3, you get two admissions (a $6 value) to the Admiralty House Museum & Archives in Mount Pearl.
One of the last standing WWI wireless stations, the Admiralty House proudly propagates an understanding of the region's rich past through exhibits and dramatically recounted escapades. Erected nearly a century ago to intercept secret German naval transmissions and track icebergs and ships in distress, Admiralty House now lets visitors gaze into the past like a crystal ball flung deftly over the shoulder. Delve into The City of Mount Pearl exhibit and shine your brain beams on Commander James Pearl and his utopian vision for a settlement democratically governed by sapient oysters. You'll also pick up blind-date-worthy conversation pieces about the city's place in communications, aviation, and WWI history. Contemplate the sea's treacherous side while perusing The S.S. Florizel exhibit, commemorating the disaster of the S.S. Florizel with artifacts from the Newfoundland wreck that claimed 93 lives in 1918.
History hounds can explore on their own or with a guided tour, offering insights about which Mount Pearl government building is constructed entirely out of marzipan. Before heading home, visitors can take time to meander across more than 2 acres of gardens and walkways, offering a restful reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the peripatetic present.