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Tours & Experiences

Check out our experiences and tours below.

An arieal photo looking down on a forest, a rocky coastline, and the ocean.
Miracles and Mysteries Tour

Hear marvelous, decades old stories of inexplicable wonder and averted disasters brought to life by a local guide. Step back in time, over 100 years ago, to when a man volunteering on the construction of this monumental wooden church fell from the roof and walked away. Discover the power of roses to create miracles and the faith of a rural mining and fishing community. After the tour, enjoy tea and a homemade dessert in our tearoom.

Price includes 90-minute tour and tea and dessert in our on-site tearoom. Dessert selection may vary. Tours start at 10:30am on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. We also offer private and group tours for 6 to 20 people and tours for school groups. $6 each per child under twelve, $22 each per adult. Advance booking is preferred, but not necessary. Spring/summer 2024 dates TBA.

A drone photos of a walking trail that follows a rocky coastline through the trees.
Do-It-Yourself Beach Boil Up

Pick up a tasty boil up kit full of Newfoundland favourites from Our Lady of Mercy Tea Room. From there, follow Danny’s Trail to the beach. Danny’s Trail follows the coastline along Port au Port Bay and features unique limestone formations and embedded fossils. Pick a place on the rocky shore to build a campfire for your boil up and enjoy the sights and sounds of the salty sea.

We provide everything you need for an easy beach boil up. All kits include kindling, matches, campfire grill, water, kettle/pot/pan, cups, tea bags, and a map to the local beach. Choose from three boil up options: (A) Tea and Purity Biscuits – choice of lemon creams or ginger biscuits, $30/kit. (B) Tea and Toutons – bread dough, cooking oil, and molasses, $40/kit. (C) Tea and Mussels – fresh mussels (in-season), and garlic butter, $50/kit. Customizable. Must be booked 24 hours in advance. Available May 20 to September 27, 2024.

Two men inside a church play music, one is playing a guitar and the other is playing the fiddle.
Music in the Church

The Port au Port Peninsula and surrounding regions have long been known for their talented musicians and songwriters. Join them from 2-3pm daily in Our Lady of Mercy Heritage Church for traditional, folk, country, and other genres of music. The tall wooden ceilings and unique craftsmanship of the church make for wonderful acoustics.

Spring/summer 2024 dates TBA. Admission is $5 per person at the door or online at Eventbrite.

The interior of an ornate wooden church with wooden pews and trim painted white.
Church Tours

Take a guided tour of Our Lady of Mercy Heritage Church – Newfoundland & Labrador's largest wooden structure. It is the oldest wooden building in Newfoundland (excluding Labrador). The interior features beautiful custom woodwork, stained-glass windows, and a hand carved altar. All was built by local fishermen, farmers and miners between 1914 and 1925.

Admission is $10 per adult. Children under 12 are free.

Gift Shoppe

Our newly renovated craft and gift shop is located inside the museum and features the work of local artists and craft persons including original artwork, prints, cards, knitted goods, quilts, ornaments, Afghan blankets, and more.

Mass of the Assumption

On August 15th, we celebrate the Mass of the Assumption with a special service held by the local Roman Catholic Diocese.

The church does not host regular services. However, it is available for special services throughout the year.

A large white rectory with a black roof and a glassed in porch with the word "Museum" on the front. There is a concrete pathway that is slightly overgrown.
Museum & Tea Room

After a tour of Our Lady of Mercy Heritage Church, visit the museum, an old rectory, which is filled with stories, articles and items from the early days of Port au Port. Then, sit down for a cup of tea or coffee along with a large variety of home baked goods.

Admission is $5 per adult. Children under 12 are free.

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