What You'll Get
Like life as a superhero, time travel is plagued by unwieldy telephone booths and an ever-changing consensus on the stylishness of tights. Effortlessly enjoy history with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get a season pass valid for admission to and guided tours at 12 Provincial Historic Sites (a $10 value). Admission is normally free on Sundays. This deal is valid at these historic sites.
Provincial Historic Sites shows off preserved and restored 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century landmarks for the public’s awe. Students of sipping age can indulge curiosities in the Newman Wine Vaults, listening to barrel-aged legends—which unfold as early as 1679—about Portuguese port wine. Beothuk Interpretation Centre at Boyd's Cove draws visitors into artifacts and exhibits celebrating a native Beothuk village as it existed 300 years ago. From the Interpretation Centre, guests walk through dense forest to the village to see the remaining authentic house-pit outlines, as well as a sculpture memorializing the Beothuk's tragic demise.
Visitors can also watch archaeologists unearth the everyday artifacts and parchment-paper grocery lists of Canada's first English settlers—dating back to 1610—at Cupids Cove Plantation or can stare into an existing 19th-century oil-fuelled catoptric light and a lighthouse keeper's life at Cape Bonavista Lighthouse. All sites, including the three available Trinity Historic Sites⎯Trinity Visitor Centre, Mercantile Premises, and Hiscock House⎯provide tours to lend a distinct voice and to maximize visitor retention for future provincial trivia battles. The Colonial Building is closed for renovations.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 7, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 4 per visit. Subject to availability. Must call Newman Wine Vaults for initial visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.