Day of Archaeology Festival

Posted on July 1st, 2014 by Elizabeth Nelson

Part of a worldwide celebration of archaeology, the D.C. festival will be hosted by Archaeology in the Community on July 12, 10 am-3pm at Fort Totten/Fort Circle Park at the Corner of Gallatin St. and South Dakota Ave. NE.

Archaeological organizations from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will be present. The public will be able to talk to archaeologists in person and learn about the science and art of doing archaeology. There will be engaging activities for children, including mock‐excavation, hands‐on artifact displays, crafts, and demonstrations. The archaeology of local prehistoric and historic inhabitants will also be featured. Enjoy live music, face painting, and visits from some of D.C.’s best food trucks!

Archaeology in the Community is a District‐based educational nonprofit. Learn more @  or contact the DC Historic Preservation Office (202) 442-8800