Volunteer Archaeological Excavation

1950 Rutledge RD
McClellanville, SC 29458


Hampton Plantation is an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century rice plantation located 45 miles north of Charleston in the Santee River Basin. Archaeologists are focusing current efforts on the site of a slave house. These excavations will help the park better understand and tell the stories of the lives of the enslaved people who lived, worked, and carved out a community at Hampton Plantation. Volunteers will partipate in screening and artifact washing. You are welcome to participate for a day or two or stay the whole week if you have the time. This program will prove to be a great experience and an opportunity to make new friends with similar interests or do something completely different with your old friends! Please RSVP to David Jones ( djones@scprt.com ) as volunteer spots are limited. For information about overnight accommodations or the program in general, call David Jones at 803-734-1521.

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Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

1950 Rutledge RD
McClellanville, SC 29458



  • Registration Deadline : RSVP to David Jones at djones@scprt.com or (803)734-1521.
  • Meeting Place : Hampton Plantation SHS and Baruch Institute Field Laboratory in Georgetown
  • What to Bring : If you will be using the overnight accommodations at Baruch Institute, bring bed linens and towels. Everyone should bring water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
  • Event Hours : Daily schedule: 8:30am depart Baruch Institute, 9am-3:30pm archaeological field work at Hampton Plantation with 30 minute lunch around noon. Volunteer archaeological field school will be October 12-19, 2013.