Archaeology Tours

As archaeologists have concluded their examination of our historic area and active archaeological digs are no longer conducted at Historic London Town, Archaeology is no longer an option for our regular school tours. It may be available as a 2-hour wintertime inside program. Schools who book both a wintertime archaeology program and our regular school tour will receive a discount on the archaeology program.

For more information on our school tours, visit our Education page or contact the Public Programs Administrator at 410-222-1919 x211 or by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


In the Archaeology program:

Students are able to take their study of Maryland’s Colonial period one step further as they learn about the people of London Town whose lives are often not recorded in historical documents. Through a hands-on artifact analysis, students will learn about the lives of enslaved people, indentured and convict indentured servants and colonists. Through a variety of hands-on activities, students will understand that archaeology is a science and the steps archaeologists use to uncover the stories of past people.  The teacher’s packet with pre- and post-visit activities is here.


Lessons Used:

  • Discover London Town! exhibit:  Hands-on artifact analysis and discussion of the methodology of archaeology gives students a well rounded understanding of the process of archaeology.
  • Simulated Dig: Students will be able to excavate a simulated archaeology excavation and will be tasked with interpreting the site based on the artifacts uncovered.
  • Artifact Mending: Students have to piece together broken ceramics to try to understand what the original vessel looked like.
  • Archaeology Bingo! Students will identify artifacts and understand the background and contextual information archaeologists are able to learn from material culture.

Public Hours

Public Hours

Wednesday - Saturday
Noon - 4:30pm


$10 - Adults
$9 - Seniors (62+)
$5 - Youth (7-17)
Free - Children 6 and younger

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