Week Long Excavations

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.  Learn the techniques and processes of archaeology while contributing to the discovery and preservation of history. In addition to the field experience, you will spend a day in the Archaeology Lab, where you will be introduced to the post-excavation analysis of archaeological materials that you excavated from the dig site. 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!