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First look at Shuter's Hill Excavations for 2017!

Discover Archaeology at Shuter’s Hill


Get the first look at this year’s excavations at Shuter’s Hill, an 18th century urban plantation located on the grounds of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Visit the site on Saturday, June 3 to discuss recent findings and interpretations with city archaeologists and students from George Washington University. Excavations at the site have revealed structures dating before, during, and after the Civil War.

The family-friendly open house will be held at the top of the grassy hill behind the Masonic Memorial parking lot and will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and again from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors arriving by car may park in the Masonic Memorial’s parking lot and walk up the grassy slope toward a large shade tree on top of the hill.

While on the grounds, consider visiting the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. For more information, visit

The archaeology open house is free and open to the public. For more information or in case of inclement weather, please call 703.746.4399.  


Later Event: June 15
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