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The Town of Lawn

Photo - Adam Pike

About The Town of Lawn

Home of the Lawn Shamrocks!

Lawn, population approximately 670 as of 2011, is located at the tip of  the Burin Peninsula on Newfoundland's South coast, Newfoundland and Labrador. Lawn is spread around a small harbour in a relatively lush valley. According to one local tradition it was this lushness that inspired Captain James Cook to name the place Lawn Harbour. But it has also been speculated that a Frenchman named the community after a doe caribou that he spotted there.


Lawn Heritage Museum


The Town of Lawn boasts a small Museum with displays of the fishery, military, and out-port Newfoundland living. Uncle Paddy's Dory is a great outdoor introduction to the many attractions inside. An old out-port kitchen with potbelly stove and oil lamps, wedding dresses, and sewing machines are just some of the lifestyle articles found at The Heritage Museum.

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