Ft. Germanna Archaeological Site Public Access Day


October 3, 2020 10:00 am October 3, 2020 3:00 pm

In conjunction with the 300th Anniversary of Spotsylvania County in 2021, Lt. Governor Alexander Spotswood will be at the Fort Germanna Archaeological site to proclaim the formation of Spotsylvania County at 10:30 am on Saturday, October 3, 2020.

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 colonists and the African American populations who lived and worked at Germanna.

Stop by 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 two Germanna colonies settled on the Virginia frontier.

The visitor experience at the Fort Germanna Archaeological site includes:

  • Experience the dig site with Germanna’s staff archaeologists
  • Learning about frontier life within the fort
  • Viewing active excavations
  • Speak with Lt. Governor Spotswood as he shares his thoughts on the new Spotsylvania County-named in his honor
  • Having fun with history and archaeology-related activities for all ages.

How it works:

This FREE event is 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. Tickets will be available for tours at 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm and 2pm. Hand sanitizer will be available on site and masks are recommended.

Ft. Germanna
Visitors Center
2062 Germanna Highway, Locust Grove, Virginia
Presented by:
Ft. Germanna
Call for more info
(540) 423-1700