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Kids Digs Introduce Youth to Archaeology and History at Fort Vancouver

Photo of three children working together to sift dirt through a screen.

NPS Photo by Troy Wayrynen

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News Release Date: June 11, 2018

Contact: Amy Clearman, (360) 816-6250

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site’s popular Kids Dig! program introduces youth ages 8 to 12 to the fascinating world of archaeology! Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is the Northwest’s premier historical archaeological site, and serves as a perfect venue for learning about this unique science.

In this hands-on, interactive program, kids excavate a mock archaeological 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.

“This is one of our most popular programs,” said Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Curator Theresa Langford. “Kids Digs provide a fun opportunity for young people to meet and learn from real archaeologists, and summer is always a great time of year to get outside and dig in the dirt!”

Space in each program limited to 20 kids. Reservations can be made at the fort on the day of the program, or call (360) 816-6250 to make reservations in advance. Advance reservations are recommended. The Kids Dig! program is free with admission.

2018 Kids Dig! Schedule

On each date, digs will be offered at 10:30 am and 2 pm.

  • Saturday, June 30, 2018

  • Saturday, July 7, 2018

  • Saturday, July 28, 2018


Last updated: June 11, 2018

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Vancouver , WA 98661


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