Family Dig Day

101 Callahan Drive, on the Grounds of the George Washington National Masonic Memorial.

The event is presented in three parts, beginning with an introduction to the history and archaeology of the Shuter’s Hill Site, followed by a site tour, and finally gathering around the screens to sift through excavated soil collecting artifacts. The bags of artifacts will be sent to the laboratory in the Museum for processing.

All the necessary equipment will be furnished, but please wear comfortable clothes, boots or sturdy shoes (no sandals), and bring a water bottle.

To accommodate the large demand for the popular Family Dig Day program, the following policy has been established:

$5/person. Fee is non-refundable. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Individuals and families are welcome. Children under sixteen years of age must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Upon receipt of full payment slots are secured and confirmation and additional information will be emailed.

Due to the popularity of this event Dig Days fill quickly and participants may sign up for only one session per season.

Contact: 703.746.4399 or archaeology@alexandriava.gov