Tidewater Archaeology Weekend (schedule subject to change)

When:
July 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2019-07-21T10:00:00-04:00
2019-07-21T16:00:00-04:00
Where:
Historic St. Mary's City
47414 Old State House Rd
St Marys City, MD 20686
USA
Cost:
$10 adult; $9 senior; $6 youth; free to ages 5 and younger, and to Friends members
Contact:
Visitor Center
(240) 895-4990

Help uncover the past at one of the best-preserved colonial sites in the nation.  Take a guided tour of excavations, and don’t miss a once-a-year opportunity to explore the archaeology laboratory.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon  Join staff archaeologists and field school students at the Calvert House site in Town Center.  Try your hand at screening for artifacts.  Guided tours of the excavation will take place at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, and 2:30.  Each tour lasts approximately 20 – 30 minutes.

11:00 a.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)

11:00 a.m.  Join Maryland Heritage Scholar Dr. Henry Miller for a tour of the reconstructed Brick Chapel of 1667.  View the crypt which houses the re-interred lead coffins of Philip Calvert and his family, and learn about our most recent discoveries.  (approximately 45 minutes)

12:00 noon  Learn how and why the crew of the Maryland Dove uses the ship’s cannons, and why the cannons are called murtherers.  Don’t forget to cover your ears.  (approximately 15 minutes)

1:00 p.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)

2:30 p.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)

3:00 p.m.  Get the inside scoop on Maryland’s earliest excavated plantation with Maryland Heritage Scholar Dr. Henry Miller.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 45 minutes)

4:00 p.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)