2019 Excavation Expedition August 19-21

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Monday August 19

8:00 AM  –  4:00 PM

Excavation Expedition August 19-21


Join us for three days of archaeological exploration! The program will begin on Monday, August 19 at 8am with an introductory lecture to familiarize you with the Montpelier property and our archaeological projects. The expedition will conclude on Wednesday, August 21 with an hour long celebration of your completion of the program. Along the way, you will work side-by-side with professional archaeologists on one of our active excavation sites. While digging through Madison-era deposits, you will experience the excitement of uncovering artifacts and features that have been buried for more than two centuries!


Montpelier On-Site Housing Options


Arlington House is a historic antebellum house built in the 1840's that is located in a beautiful rural setting on the Montpelier property about 1 mile from the visitor center and about 1.5 miles to the Archaeology Lab.  Adjacent to Arlington House is the oldest standing slave dwelling on the property. Arlington House is a low cost hostel style of housing where participants are assigned a bed in same gender shared bedrooms on the first and second floors. The four bathrooms are shared among all guests in the house.  There is a fully stocked kitchen with 2 full size refrigerators and each participant has an 18" cubby in the dining area for their pantry food items.   A living room, dining room, screened porch, outdoor picnic tables, and laundry machines are available for your use.  The house is heated and air-conditioned.  Bed linens and towels are provided.


Constitution Village is not available for this expedition.



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