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Archaeology Day at Travellers Rest

Presented by Historic Travellers Rest at Historic Travellers Rest, Nashville TN

Sep 17 2022
Archaeology Day at Travellers Rest

Get hands-on with prehistoric items from the Travellers Rest collection.

This September, in recognition of Tennessee’s Archaeology Awareness Month, Travellers Rest is providing an opportunity for guests to participate in a mock excavation using items from their surface collection. Participants will also get to learn how to properly clean found artifacts. Additionally, guests will get to try to reconstruct a broken item and create a gorget to take home.

The program will follow a small group station structure to ensure guest safety and instruction at each station. If you would like to go through the program with a particular group of people, it is recommended that you arrive together.

• Learn about the first residents of Travellers Rest
• Dig for artifacts from our surface collection in a mock excavation
• Learn how to properly clean found artifacts
• Hands-on take home craft
• Appropriate for students of all ages, but intended for ages 6+

Outdoor event, with rain plan. In the event of storms, the program date will be rescheduled and notifications will be made as soon as possible regarding ticket exchanges.

As stewards of the cultural items located at Travellers Rest, please refrain from searching for or picking up any artifacts you might come across outside of the programmed stations while visiting.

Funding for this program has been provided through a SHARP Grant via Humanities Tennessee and National Endowment for the Humanities.

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$15/Adult (14+)
$10/Children (6-13)
$40/Family (2 adults & up to 3 children)
$12/Per adult for educators and archaeology professionals
FREE/Children 5 & under

Contact: (615) 832-8197 x15


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Additional time info:

The entire program will last approximately 2 hours, and guests are welcomed to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds before or after the program.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • Join us for Archaeology Day to explore Travellers Rest's prehistoric beginnings.


Historic Travellers Rest

636 Farrell Parkway, Nashville, TN 37220

Health Check Update

The Event Organizer is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test to attend this event.: No

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