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Dorset Soapstone Quarry

Route 410 | Baie Verte Peninsula, Fleur De Lys, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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My Lovely Home!

I may be a little biased as this is my hometown, I have worked in this museum and walked those... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Barrett56
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Fort McMurray, Canada
Very interesting and informative museum and site

The museum next, to the archeological site of the rock quarry itself, was very informative, and... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2015
Paluxysaurus
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Canyon Lake, Texas
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5 Mar 2017
“My Lovely Home!”
9 Aug 2015
“Very interesting and informative museum and site”
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Route 410 | Baie Verte Peninsula, Fleur De Lys, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

I may be a little biased as this is my hometown, I have worked in this museum and walked those beautiful trails hundreds of times! For a glimpse into the past, this is a must see. Friendly staff answer your question as they guide you...More

Thank Barrett56
Reviewed 9 August 2015

The museum next, to the archeological site of the rock quarry itself, was very informative, and told the story of this ancient site very well. We had the trail through the quarry, part of a longer trail system if you have time and energy, all...More

Thank Paluxysaurus
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This is an incredible archeological site that provides a glimpse into hunter-gatherers migration through the area. The hiking trails are well marked and maintained and the views are spectacular.

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Nice piece of history. You can see the remains of the carvings, the outline of the stones, one next to the other. Findings and displays available in the museum.

Thank Grizzy_Porta
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This is a remarkable archeological site because it offers overwhelming evidence of early aboriginal cultures dating, perhaps, as far back as 7,000 years, The Dorset Palaeo- culture used this location to harvest soapstone from which various utility vessels an implements were carved. The Museum explains...More

Thank NamutKwu
Reviewed 23 April 2013

We visited this about 2 years ago and were awestruck by the work of these bowls. The museum staff were very helpful and we also took a trail that took us all around the quarry.

1  Thank UNTD
Reviewed 12 July 2012

The antiquity of the place - the evidence of people here long ago - all so breath taking. They were very patient to carve their stone bowls from the rock walls!

1  Thank Celeste C
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