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.
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