Saturday, May 4, 2019 – 10:30am

WALK LEADERS: Doug Mooney and Jed Levin of the Philadelphia Archaeological Forum
MEETING PLACE: Commodore John Barry Statue, in Independence Square (6th & Walnut Streets)
Free. All are welcome. Rain or shine.

Have you ever wondered what lies beneath Philadelphia’s the streets, sidewalks, houses and parks? Join local archaeologists as they lead you through the heart of Old City for a simulating discussion of what archaeological excavations conducted over more the fifty years have revealed about the growth of the city. Learn what archaeology can tell us about the lives of the people who built the city we live in today. 

Along the way the group will discuss the rewards—and the challenges—of protecting and studying archaeological sites in a bustling metropolis.

The group will assemble at the Commodore John Barry Statue in the center of Independence Square (6th & Walnut Streets). Look for the archaeologist holding a sign. Walk will end at the President’s House Site (6th & Market Streets, across the street from La Colombe Coffee Roasters).

Walk Notes:

  • Approximate duration: 90 minutes
  • Accessibility considerations: Access to Independence Square is by way of a short flight of stairs. Walk locations have stairs, non-accessible curb cuts, or other barriers.
  • Busy sidewalks.

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