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Family Archaeology Day at Ferry Farm

Uncover the past and explore the science of history during Family Archaeology Day at George Washington’s Ferry Farm! This interactive educational program is perfect for kids in grades K-5, and their caregivers. Together you’ll discover what it means to be an archaeologist while learning about the people who lived at Ferry Farm.

During each session, junior archaeologists will see real artifacts found at Ferry Farm and learn more about what archaeology can teach us. Then they’ll put their new knowledge to the test as they dig for artifacts at our simulated dig site, learning excavation techniques and the importance of careful observation. After the dig, you and your family can step back in time with a family friendly tour of the Washington House. Following the program, participants are welcome to visit our active dig site and talk to real archaeologists about their findings!

Session 1, 10AM – 11:30AM
Session 2, 12PM – 1:30PM

$10 per child participant
$5 per adult attendee

All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Advanced registration for all attendees is required, as space is limited.

A boy and girl digging in the dirt at George Washington's Ferry Farm
Event Details
Friday, June 28, 2024
Ferry Farm
George Washington's Ferry Farm, Kings Highway, Fredericksburg, VA, USA
$10 children, $5 adults