Day of Archaeology Festival Saturday, July 15th 2017

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Day of Archaeology Festival

Saturday, July 15th 2017

10 am to 3 pm

Dumbarton House

2715 Q St, NW, Washington, D.C.



Archaeology in the Community (AITC) will be hosting the sixth annual Day of Archaeology Festival, Saturday, July 15th from 10 am to 3 pmat Dumbarton House in Georgetown. Some parking is available; closest Metro Station is the Dupont Circle Station via the Red Line. From the Q Street exit, the house is approximately six blocks west on Q Street, NW, just over the Q Street Bridge leading to Georgetown, a short walk or ride on the D2 or D6 bus lines.  The event is free to the public and open to people of all ages. 


Join DC Historic Preservation Office (DC HPO) at the sixth annual Day of Archaeology Festival, hosted by Archaeology in the Community, a District-based nonprofit educational organization.  Come meet local archaeologists in person and learn about the science and art of doing archaeology, local volunteer opportunities, and local history. There will be activities for all ages: mock-excavation, hands-on artifact displays, crafts, and lectures. Visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy the Dumbarton House Museum, music, face painting, and some of D.C.’s best food trucks. Both local and worldwide participants will be featuring the event live, across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat  (#ArchaeoFest17 and #AITCDC, respectively). 


For more information on the festival, please call DC HPO at (202)-442-8800 or email


Participants include: Dumbarton House Museum, DC HPO Archaeology Program, Ottery Group, Archaeology Program-Montgomery County Department of Parks, M-NCPPC Historical Preservation, Veterans’ Curation Program- Alexandria Lab, Archaeological Society of Maryland, Alexandria Archaeology, American Anthropological Association, Colchester Archaeology Research Team, Stantec, NPS –National Capital Parks East, K12, Lost Towns Project, James Madison’s Montpelier and the festival host, Archaeology in the Community.


We hope to see you there!


Ruth & Chardé




Ruth Trocolli, Ph.D. • District Archaeologist

DC Historic Preservation Office, Office of Planning

1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 • Washington, DC 20024