Explore the MAC Lab this Summer


When the weather gets hot, come on in and cool off! The summer is a great time to tour the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, a treatment and research lab that curates 8 MILLION artifacts in its collections. Bring the kids and out of town guests for a guided tour that takes you behind the scenes of Maryland’s 38,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility for the preservation and study of both land-based and underwater archaeology projects. Speak with archaeologists and see conservators and curators in action. Want to hold a 9,000 year old artifact? Or maybe you’d like to see an artifact that weighs 15,000 lbs? This is your chance!

Tours of the Lab are available year round by reservation – any age and size group welcome! E-mail kconcannon@mdp.state.md.us for more information or to make a reservation!


Handling Colonial artifacts


Projectile point dated to 7500 bc – 6000 bc


Detail from a cannon

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