The Montpelier Archaeology Expedition programs gives the public a chance to dig at an 18th century archaeological site for the week and help Montpelier Archaeologists rediscover the lost Madison plantation. Most of our programs take place at the archaeology site and place participants in a unit.
Each program is designed to give participants exclusive hands-on experience in excavation and post-excavation analysis of archaeological materials. You will work side-by-side with a staff of eight trained, professional archaeologists, which means you will be working on real sites—sensitive features, artifacts, and deposits that have been buried for centuries and that the public would usually not get to experience. In addition to digging at artifact-rich sites, you will also engage in lectures, and take "insider" tours of the archaeological sites and the mansion.
During your Expedition, you will have the special opportunity of staying at a converted antebellum plantation house right on the grounds of Montpelier with other Expedition participants. Click on the following link for Photos of Arlington House.
Please contact Matthew Reeves, Director of Archaeology and Landscape Restoration, for more information about 2014 programs at email@example.com or 540.672.2728 x160.