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Archaeology in Annapolis
Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland College Park

Archaeology in Annapolis is a research project that has explored the heritage of Maryland’s capital since 1981.  Opportunities to participate are available throughout the year, and fieldwork will be conducted from late May to early July during a field school offered by the Anthropology Department.  The field school is offered as a class for undergraduate or graduate credit, or a workshop for non-students.  For more information about the field school or Archaeology in Annapolis, contact contact Stefan Woehlke, Tracy Jenkins, Patricia Markert, or call (301) 405-1429.




Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum: Public Archaeology Program
Smith’s St. Leonard Site

Join Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum archeologists this summer in the excavation of various early 18th century buildings at the Smith’s St. Leonard Site.  The program runs Tuesday through Saturday, May through June.  Tuesdays and Thursdays are “Lab Days,” while Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays will be “Field Days,” weather permitting.  To volunteer, contact Ed Chaney at (410) 586-8554..

10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, Maryland 20685

410.586.8501     Fax: 410.586.8503

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Archaeology Program
Prince George’s County, Natural and Historical Resources Division

Public Archaeology programs are offered at the Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park, located on the Patuxent River east of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.  Volunteers are welcome from April through October.  For more information call the archaeology program office at 301- 627-1286 or email Kristin Montaperto.

8204 McClure Road, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772


The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Montgomery Parks Department, Park Planning and Stewardship,

Join the Montgomery County Park Planning and Stewardship archaeology program in uncovering the county’s past through the investigation of prehistoric Indian sites, Civil War encampments, slave dwellings and post-reconstruction sites. Volunteers are welcome on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Contact Heather Bouslog, 301-840-5848, or visit

6700 Needwood Mansion, Derwood, Maryland  20855

Anne Arundel County's Lost Towns Project

The Lost Towns Project is an archeological research and public education program sponsored by Anne Arundel County and the Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation, Inc. (ACT).  We welcome the public to join us in excavations and in the laboratory; no previous experience is required!  We excavate year-round at various sites and our lab is open Monday – Friday.  In order to volunteer or learn more, contact Erin Cullen at 410-222-1318 or; or visit

Historic London Town & Gardens
839 Londontown Road
Edgewater, Maryland 21037






Historic St. Mary’s City: A Museum of History and Archaeology

Historic St. Mary's City (HSMC) is the site of the fourth permanent English settlement in North America, Maryland's first capital, and the birthplace of religious toleration in America.  The archaeology department at HSMC, with St. Mary's College of Maryland, offers an annual Field School, which will take place from in June and July.  While in the field, staff and students offer tours of the excavations.   On Tidewater Archaeology Weekend (last weekend in July), the public can discover what it’s like to be an archeologist and take a special tour of the archeological laboratory.  The St. John’s Site Museum at HSMC provides insights into ways researchers reconstruct the past using historical and archaeological evidence. 

Contact HSMC 240-895-4990,
800-SMC-1634, or for more information.  For a list of events visit visit the web site.

P.O. Box 39
St. Mary's City, MD 20686

Washington College
Public Archaeology Laboratory Volunteer Opportunities

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Washington College in Chestertown maintains a public archaeology laboratory in the Custom House, where students and volunteers process artifact collections from the region.  Displays and interpretive signs are found throughout the laboratory.  To make arrangements for volunteering or for a tour contact Elizabeth Seidel, Lab Director, at 410-810-7164..

Washington College Public Archaeology Laboratory
101 S. Water Street, Chestertown, MD 21620






Maryland Historical Trust
Archeology Programs

The Maryland Historical Trust is committed to involving the public in archeology.  The Maryland Maritime Archeology Program provides opportunities for volunteers in field activities on a seasonal basis.  Participants need not be divers.  Terrestrial archeological programs include an annual Field Session co-hosted with the Archeological Society of Maryland.  This eleven-day field investigation combines education with research, and provides unparalleled professional-avocational interaction.  Additional field projects occur throughout the year.  An Open Lab is held on most Tuesdays during the year teaching proper archeological lab techniques.  Presentations, displays, publications, and internships are also offered.  To learn more contact State Terrestrial Archeologist Charlie Hall, or State Underwater Archeologist Susan Langley.

Maryland Historical Trust
100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032