The Germanna Foundation has scheduled three Fort Germanna Archaeology Site Public Access Days for Friday, July 2; Saturday, July 31 and Saturday, September 11.
The events will run from 10 am to 3 pm with tours at 10 am, 11 am, Noon, 1 pm and 2 pm.
Visitors will get the chance to see the progress made by archaeologists searching for the fort commissioned by Lt. Governor Alexander Spotswood in 1714. Hear about the everyday experiences of the English, the German settlers and the African American populations who lived and worked at Germanna.
Start your adventure at the Fort Germanna Visitor Center–2062 Germanna Highway (Rt 3) in Locust Grove, VA– to pick up directions to the dig site and learn the story of why German immigrants set up in and around a colonial fort on the Virginia frontier.
The visitor experience at the Fort Germanna Archaeological site includes:
- Experiencing the dig site with Germanna’s staff archaeologists.
- Viewing active excavations.
- Learning about frontier life within the fort.
- Having fun with history and archaeology-related activities for all ages.
How it works:
These FREE events are open to everyone, but due to the safety of staff and visitors, and limited parking at the site, we are requiring timed tickets to visit the archaeological site, limiting each time to 35 people. Tickets will be available for tours at 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm and 2pm. Hand sanitizer will be available on site, masks are recommended and please continue to practice social distancing.