Archaeology Program

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Montgomery Parks’ Archaeology Program identifies, manages, and interprets archaeological sites on parkland and considers the effects of land-use decisions on cultural resources. Research and excavations contribute to interpretation, public education programs, restorations, and park development plans.

The program provides for the stewardship of non-renewable archaeological resources and an opportunity for public participation in discovering our past right in your backyard. Learn more below.


Special Events | Summer Camps

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2020 Archaeology Summer Camps

Needwood Mansion, 6700 Needwood Road, Derwood, MD

We have made the decision to cancel the Archaeology Summer Camps, due to COVID-19 crisis.  Like you, we are sad and disappointed. But, your health—and the health of our staff–is important to us.  We hope to see you all next year!

Want to enjoy parks programming? Visit our Explore From Home page for fun activities, many from our Archaeology Program, that you can do at home!

Last Updated: June 24, 2020