Historic Attractions and Museums in Avondale

The town of Avondale is home to the "Disappearing Church." Its reputation stems from long ago when fishermen rowing or sailing into the harbour used the Assumption Church on the hill as a navigational aid, as many outports did of there own churches.

These men swore the church seemed to disappear, then reappear as they neared shore. Even today, it is said while driving along the old Conception Bay Highway from St. John's to Avondale, there are times when the church on the hill disappears behind an identical hill with no church, then just as quickly comes back into view atop the original hill.




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