sandy hook lighthouse 1Sandy Hook Lighthouse (AHH file photo)

SANDY HOOK, NJ - Volunteering for an archeology project is a great way to gain hands-on experience, find out if archeology is a field you want to pursue, or just have some fun outside.


The National Park Service and Monmouth University will conduct an archeological field school around the base of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse during several Saturdays and one Sunday beginning Saturday, May 28.  Volunteers will work with archeologists and students to excavate, wash, and process artifacts on site. Each day will begin at 9:00AM with a briefing about the day’s work and end at 4:00pm with a debriefing about objects excavated during the day.

WHERE:        Sandy Hook Lighthouse - Sandy Hook Unit

WHEN:           May 28th, June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, and 26th, 9:00AM to 4:00PM

WHO:             Open to the general public, 14 years old and older. Registration is required.

Link to page to register and for details about this volunteer experience.

Project Background

This collaboration between the National Park Service and Monmouth University will begin an archeological inventory and evaluation investigation of an approximately 3 acre site around the Sandy Hook Lighthouse. Information collected will help to inventory cultural resources at the park and will aid in assessing impacts to the grounds around the lighthouse.