Interested in archeology? Get the real dirt on Philadelphia's hidden past at the Independence Archeology Lab. The lab is a working facility dedicated to processing materials recovered from archeological excavations conducted between 2000 and 2003.
Approximately one million artifacts have been recovered from this archeological excavation, making it one of the richest colonial-era artifact finds in an American urban area. These artifacts piece together the diverse stories of everyday Philadelphians during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and offer glimpses of the prehistoric part as well.
The Archeology Laboratory operates in partnership with the National Constitution Center and is open by appointment on weekdays only. The lab is closed on weekends.
Last updated: August 10, 2017