2019 Excavation Expedition September 29 - October 4

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Sunday September 29

5:00 PM  –  7:30 PM

Excavation Expedition September 29 - October 4


The Archaeology Excavation Expedition is Montpelier’s most popular week-long participatory program. This is a week-long hands-on volunteer and educational experience in which you will work side-by-side with professional archaeologists on actual archaeological research sites on the Montpelier property.  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!


This week-long expedition begins Sunday at 5:00pm and ends Friday at 7:30pm.  Those staying in on-site housing will have the option of staying over Friday night and departing Saturday morning.


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 week.



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