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

Family Archaeology Day

Saturday, May 4, 2019  | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm  |  $20 per car (Registration on-site only)

Needwood Mansion, 6700 Needwood Road, Derwood, MD

Bring a bag lunch and stay for the day! Explore 19th-century slave quarters, dig exhibit, Needwood Mansion tours, simulated archaeology dig for children, storytelling, old-time games, and crafts. Intended for ages 3 & up

Registration is available on-site only – pay by cash or credit at the gate.

Questions? Contact us or call 301-563-7530

Archaeology Summer Camps

Needwood Mansion, 6700 Needwood Road, Derwood, MD

Find out what it takes to be an archaeologist! Investigate Montgomery County’s history from the ground up with archaeologists from Montgomery Parks. We host Summer Camps, Aftercare sessions, and Leadership Training Workshops. Registration starts January 22, 2019.

To register for 2019 Archaeology Summer Camps, visit Active Montgomery.

Archaeology camps are approved for SSL hours and fulfill most requirements for a Boy Scout Archaeology Merit Badge.

Questions? Contact us or call 301-563-7530

Last Updated: April 30, 2019