Details:

  • Schedule: Offered July to October, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Check out our hours of operation for more schedule details.
  • Cost: Included in site admission fee.
  • Location: Historic Lighthouse (at the top of the stairs)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live like a 19th century light house keeper? What would your daily life look like?

At the historic Cape Spear Lighthouse, you can find out for yourself! Try your hand at some of our historic activities that would have been common at Cape Spear during the 1830s.


Featured activities

    a close-up of two sets of hands splicing rope

    Rope Splicing

    Let our historic interpreters show you the ropes of this important light keeping skill. Take your own splice home as a souvenir.

supplies for making butter on a table, including spoons, a bowl, a stamp, and a ceramic jug

Butter Making

Churn butter churn! Learn the art of making butter before electricity and hear all about the Victorian superstitions behind this household chore.

a man in historic costume telling stories to visitors

Storytelling

Tales of shipwrecks, love and ghostly appearances! Let our costumed interpreters sweep you into Cape Spear's deep cultural history.

a woman in historic costume sitting at a wooden table, making candles

Candle Making

Learn the art of wax candle making as it was done at Cape Spear during the Victorian era. Take your candle creation home as a souvenir.