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Woods Island Resettlement House & Historic Center

Woods Island Resettlement House

Located at 490 Main Road, Benoit's Cove, via Route 450, this resettlement house and historic center offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about our history and the way of life living on the island. 


The Woods Island Resettlement House and Historic Centre was the original home of Peter and Victoria (Curley) Hackett. The family floated the home from Woods Island to Benoit’s Cove in the 1960s during the period of Resettlement, a government enacted a program of centralization of rural and out-port communities.

The Centre is now home to artifacts, maps, photographs, reproductions, and exhibits detailing the local history and culture of Woods Island, Halfway Point, Benoit’s Cove, John’s Beach, Voy’s Beach, and Frenchman’s Cove. This center could not operate without the generosity of the citizens of Humber Arm South and of former residents of this area for their donations, memorabilia, and resources. The museum has been established to honour their collective past.



490 Main Road, Benoit's Cove, Route 450

Hours of Operation:


Open during the summer season

Monday - Friday

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admission Fee:

$3 per person

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