Spring 2018 Volunteer Archaeological Excavation

At Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

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. You can be housed at the Baruch Research Institute near Georgetown if needed, and three daily meals will be included. There is no charge, but a $30/day ($20 for students) donation is suggested and accepted to cover costs. 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. Put "HAMPTON SPRING DIG" in the subject bar. For information about overnight accommodations or the program in general, call David Jones at 803-734-1521.


  • March 10, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • March 11, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • March 12, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • March 13, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • March 14, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • March 15, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • March 16, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • March 17, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • 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 excavation will be October 14-17, 2017.

    Meeting Place

    Hampton Plantation SHS and Baruch Institute Field Laboratory in Georgetown

    What to Bring

    Long sleeves, long pants, and a broad-rimmed hat are recommended. Insect repellent is essential. Everyone should bring water and sunscreen. If you will be using the overnight accommodations at Baruch Institute, bring bed linens and towels.

    Registration Deadline

    RSVP to David Jones at djones@scprt.com or (803)734-1521. Please put "HAMPTON SPRING DIG" in the subject bar.


    No fee, but donations of $30/night ($20/night for students) are appreciated.