High School Archaeology Expedition July 10-15

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Sunday July 10

6:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

The High School Archaeology Excavation is a great beginner's step into the world of Archaeology. This is a week-long, hands-on and intense educational experience, in which you will work side-by-side with professional archaeologists on actual archaeological research sites on the Montpelier property. You will experience the excitement of uncovering artifacts and features that have been buried for more than two centuries! This is a perfect program for families to experience together. 

This week-long expedition begins Sunday at 6:00pm and ends Friday at 4:00pm. Students will spend four days excavating at the site, one day working in the archaeology laboratory, and will experience specialized lectures and tours. A special discussion session will be had with students to discuss college and career opportunities in archaeology, museums, and related fields.

Participants must be 16 years old to attend on their own. Participants under 16 may attend with a parent or guardian as a paid participant.

Housing is not included in the program pricing. Participants are responsible for their own housing arrangements. Local participants are encouraged to commute to Montpelier daily. Those traveling from out of town are encouraged to find housing in nearby hotels or rental properties. Extremely limited on-site housing is available for an additional fee. Email dig@montpelier.org to inquire about this option. Anyone staying in our on-site housing must be 18 years or older, or staying with an adult guardian. 


COVID 19 vaccinations are required for all program participants. Please see Montpelier's COVID Policy for Events & Programs for more details. 


Please feel free to reach out to us with questions at dig@montpelier.org. We are happy to help and look forward to seeing you on a dig!

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