Archaeology For Kids
Do you dig Fort Vancouver?
This popular program introduces kids aged 8-12 to the fascinating world of archaeology! In this program, kids excavate a site with trowels, screen dirt, measure and map their finds, and discover the historical secrets that lie below our feet! Kids also learn about the importance of protecting archaeological sites for future generations. Kids work with park staff, volunteers, and students from our Public Archaeology Field School. Space is limited to 20 kids. Reserve your spot at the reconstructed fort on the day of the program. The Kids Dig program is free with admission. To reserve your spot by phone, call (360) 816-6244 on the day of the program.
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is one of the Northwest's most famous archaeological sites. Through archaeology at Fort Vancouver, we can learn about the prehistory and history of Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest. Kids Digs offer a unique and fun way to learn about history!
For more information, call (360) 816-6250.
2014 Kids Dig Schedule
June 28, 2014: 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM
July 12, 2014: 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM
July 26, 2014: 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM
Did You Know?
As the fur trade-era depot and headquarters for the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia Department, did you know that over 61,000 animal pelts were shipped from Fort Vancouver to England in 1843 alone? This and many other stories are interpreted at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. More...