Mount Vernon's professional archaeologists are busy in both the laboratory and also conducting an excavations during 2013.
We recently launched a newe-museum featuring artifacts excavated from a site used by the Washingtons and the enslaved individuals who lived and worked around the Mansion. Learn more about the buttons, buckles, and beads and plates, pipes, and punch bowls thrown away in a pit behind the kitchen in the years before the Revolutionary War.
We have also launched a popular E-tern program for those who aren't close to the Washington, DC area.
This summer we are collaborating with the University of Maryland's Architecture, Planning, and Preservation Department to offer a unique educational opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students.This Field School in Historic Preservation will take place this summer.