• Image of the reconstructed stockade at Fort Vancouver and Pearson Air Museum looking northeast from the Land Bridge.

    Fort Vancouver

    National Historic Site OR,WA

Archaeology For Kids

Kids Dig!

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

 
Kids Digs
National Park Service staff teach students about archaeology during Kids Digs
NPS PHOTO

Did You Know?

Artist's representation of the Fort Vancouver village area

Did you know that over 35 ethnic and tribal groups were represented in Fort Vancouver’s fur trade village? Visit Fort Vancouver National Historic Site to learn more about the people of the fur trade! More...