$15- adults (over 13)
$10- children (5 – 13)
$40 Family tickets (2 adults + up to 3 children)
This September, in recognition of Archaeology Month, we are providing an opportunity for guests to participate in a mock excavation using items from our surface collection on two scheduled Archaeology Days. Participants will also get to learn how to properly clean found artifacts and hear a story from Cherokee oral tradition. Additionally, our resident archaeologist, Sarah Durham, will showcase rarely displayed items from our prehistoric collection before guests get to create their own gorget to take home.
Scheduled dates are September 12 and 26 from 9:30 – 3:30. Those wishing to participate will need to reserve tickets online. The entire program will last approximately 2 hours, and we welcome you to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds before or after your scheduled program.
The program will have timed tickets with sessions beginning every half hour and will follow a small group station structure to ensure guest safety and social distancing. Time slots will be limited to 10 people (children and adults) per entry time. We encourage families that want to attend together to book as a group for discounted pricing! Pricing: $15- adults (over 13), $10- children (5 – 13), family tickets (2 adults + up to 3 children) $40; Educator and Archaeology professional price – $12 per adult
- Learn about the residents of Travellers Rest prior to John Overton
- Dig for artifacts from our surface collection in a mock excavation
- Learn how to properly clean found artifacts
- See items not on display from Travellers Rest’s Prehistoric collection
- Hear a story from Cherokee oral tradition
- Hands-on take home craft
- Appropriate for students of all ages, but intended for ages 6+
The historic home will not be open for tours on September 12 and 26 to allow our staff to provide the best experience for all guests of this program.
COVID Policies– Masks required, social distancing enforced. Hand sanitizer available. Outdoor event, with rain plan. In the event of storms the program date(s) will be rescheduled. All items touched by participants will be cleaned between each use according to CDC standards.
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.