Plan your visit

Castle Hill National Historic Site

Castle Hill National Historic Site is easily accessed be vehicle, located a one-hour drive from St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, or a five-minute drive from the Marine Atlantic Ferry Terminal at Argentia. Plan to spend two to three hours on site.

Hours of operation

Visitor centre, grounds and operating season.

How to get here

Directions including GPS coordinates, route by car, and how to get to the island of Newfoundland.


Daily visitor fees, annual admission passes. Free admission for youth.


Download a site brochure for Castle Hill and other places to discover in the Eastern Newfoundland region.

How to get here


Route 100 PO Box 10
Placentia Bay NL A0B 2G0




By air
St. John’s International Airport (YYT) serves the east coast of Newfoundland. Air Canada, WestJet, Porter, Provincial Airlines, and Air Labrador are the major airlines offering a variety of flights to St. John’s.

By ferry
Marine Atlantic operates car/passenger ferries year-round between North Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Port aux Basques on Newfoundland’s southwest coast. Ferry service between North Sydney and Argentia, on Newfoundland’s east coast, is offered from mid-June to late-September. The crossing time from North Sydney to Port aux Basques is approximately 6 hours, and 11 hours from North Sydney to Argentia.

For ferry reservations, which are strongly recommended, and the most up-to-date ferry schedules and fares, please visit the Marine Atlantic website.

By car
Once in St. John's, travel west on Route 1 approximately 90 km to Whitbourne. Turn left onto Route 100 and travel 50 km south to the Freshwater - Argentia Junction and turn left to Placentia and Castle Hill.

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Bus parking Bus parking
Gift Shop Gift shop
Information Information
Lookout Lookout
Parking Parking
Picnic area Picnic area
Restrooms Restrooms


aerial view of a star fort

Important bulletins

A list of current notices.

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