Family Archeology Day

March 18, 2017

As part of Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month, Casa Grande Ruins held its archeology day event on March 18. The event began at 9 a.m. and lasted until 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 18 at the monument.

Archeology day activities included:
  • ranger-led backcountry tours at 10 am and 2:30 pm
  • adobe brick making with a park volunteer from 10 am to 12 pm
  • ranger-led tour of the historic administrative buildings at 11 am
  • a lecture by Archaeologist Doug Craig at 1 pm
  • Tours of the ruins at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm
  • weaving demonstrations by Volunteer-In-Park Holly Simonette from 3 until 5 pm
The ranger-led backcountry and administrative buildings tours were limited and required that participants signup at the visitor center desk the day of the event.

There was no charge for the activities. General park admission applied for admittance to the museum and access to the ruins.

Admission for adults and children 16 years of age and older is $5.00. All federal America the Beautiful passes are honored for the pass holder and 3 accompanying adults (ID required for pass holder). Children 15 and younger are free.
A park ranger demonstrates adobe brick making
A park ranger demonstrates the making of adobe brick with visitors

Last updated: March 24, 2017

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