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Archaeology Day at Travellers Rest

September 10, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$10 – $15

This September, in recognition of Tennessee’s Archaeology Awareness Month, we are providing an opportunity for guests to participate in a mock excavation using items from our surface collection. Participants will also get to learn how to properly clean found artifacts. Additionally, guests will get to try to reconstruct a broken item and create a gorget to take home.


Archaeology Day will be September 10. The entire program will last approximately 2 hours, and we welcome you to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds before or after the program.


The program will follow a small group station structure to ensure guest safety and instruction at each station. If you would like to go through the program with a particular group of people, we recommend arriving together.


Pricing: $15- adults (over 13), $10- children (6– 13), family tickets (2 adults + up to 3 children) $40; Educator and Archaeology professional price – $12 per adult, Children 5 and under – FREE


• Learn about the first residents of Travellers Rest

• Dig for artifacts from our surface collection in a mock excavation

• Learn how to properly clean found artifacts

• Hands-on take home craft

• Appropriate for students of all ages, but intended for ages 6+


Outdoor event, with rain plan. In the event of storms, the program date will be rescheduled and notifications will be made as soon as possible regarding ticket exchanges.


As stewards of the cultural items located at Travellers Rest, please refrain from searching for or picking up any artifacts you might come across outside of the programmed stations while visiting.

Funding for this program has been provided through a SHARP Grant via Humanities Tennessee and National Endowment for the Humanities.


September 10, 2022
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$10 – $15
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Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum
636 Farrell Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37220 United States
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