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Cupids Legacy Centre

368 Seaforest Drive, Cupids, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-528-1610
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Fantastic historical review and display

Great facility with friendly, proud happy people to tell you about their history. For such a small... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
CHIP G
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Orillia, Canada
Brilliant

Cupids is the site of the first English settlement in Canada, some 50 miles from St John's. This... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Humphrey_Wright
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Manchester England
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The Cupids Legacy Centre was built in 2010 to commemorate the 400th Anniversar of the establishment of the first English settlement in Canada in Cupids. It houses a museum with a state-of-the-art exhibit, which illiminates the rich historical and cultural narrative of Cupids and the Conception Bay North area. A series of special events and programs is offered though the season. The Centre is also home to the archaeology field laboratory for the Cupids Cove Plantation Provincial Historic Site (which has unearthed more than 160,000 artifacts), Legacy Hall (a full-service receptioon room), a Family History Rescource Centre, a rooftop Faerie Garden, and a Museum Shop.
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368 Seaforest Drive, Cupids, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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+1 709-528-1610
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"historical significance"
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Great facility with friendly, proud happy people to tell you about their history. For such a small place its a wonderful facility. Toured the Legacy center, the Church ( original pipe organ ) and the graveyard 1812 oldest stone. While walking the Graveyard the Church...More

Thank CHIP G
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Cupids is the site of the first English settlement in Canada, some 50 miles from St John's. This centre is an excellent source of information and very well presented. The staff were most helpful. After the visit, we understood much more about the history of...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The facility is well organized; the guides were well informed. The story is told in an interactive manner. We also visited the "dig" and I recommend including this in the visit. An extra treat was a book sale (and who can pass up a used...More

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Claudine G, General Manager at Cupids Legacy Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Our used book sale is an annual event and a great fundraiser for us! I have passed along your kind compliments to our staff - they always appreciate hearing they are doing a great job! Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to let...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Visited the Centre and learned that this area was the first English speaking settlement in Canada. Who knew! The Centre presents several artifacts from early settlers to the area and a good overview of the history. Staff were very helpful. In addition to the Centre,...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Excellent presentation highlights the challenges of settling the Rock for the first colonists. The centre is well organized with a nearby archeological dig, worth the short walk.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

We've always found the Canadians are very good at museums and this was no exception for a small town. We didn't have time to visit the actual dig site which is down the road and if you do, then you can get joint admission. On...More

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Claudine G, Manager at Cupids Legacy Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you so much for your great review - we do appreciate you taking the time to write and post it! Safe travels :)

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We weren't expecting much when we stopped here, but it turned into an interesting couple of hours immersion in an early Newfoundland settlement with a history that involved English settlers, indigenous Beothuk, pirates, imported wives, and much more. The Centre itself includes artifacts, video, audio,...More

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Claudine G, Manager at Cupids Legacy Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

So very happy you enjoyed your visit to CLC! Thanks so much for taking the time to tell us - we really appreciate it. I have also passed along your compliments to Andrew and Aiden! Enjoy your day!

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

A modern museum with superb exhibits and an ongoing archeological dig at the site of the first continuous English settlement in Canada. The interpreters at both the museum and the dig site were exceptionally well informed and enthusiastic about their work. We also spoke briefly...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We checked web site and it stated building was open today.. Drove up from Ste. Johns only to find centre closed...very poor way to run a tourist location. On the bright side-it was a nice sunny day and spotted an iceberg.

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Visit the Legacy Centre and Cupids Cove Plantation (and archaeological dig) next door to learn all about the first colony on Newfoundland. The shop has some nice local crafts and the food served at the restaurant on the second floor was excellent. Fish cakes, delicious...More

Thank Alison M
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Claudine G, Manager at Cupids Legacy Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit!! If I may though, your meal was catered by Skipper Ben's - a local B&B - we don't have a walk in restaurant as such. Thanks again!!

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