Archaeology experience at Benares Historic House

June 5 to 16, 2017

In partnership with the Ontario Heritage Trust, the Museums of Mississauga will be excavating on the property of Benares Historic House. This is a unique opportunity to welcome school groups to this Georgian-style estate museum. The two-hour program offers an opportunity for students to learn how to excavate in the field with a team of archaeologists.

Activities include:

  • Hands-on experience with professional archeologists
  • Grade 8 focus: Creating Canada 1850-90 and Changing Canada 1890-1914
  • Tour of the historical house museum and learning digging and screening techniques

Two-hour morning program available. Call 905-615-4860 for more information or to book.

Tickets: $5.50 per student

Free busing available for Mississauga schools through application to the Friends of the Museums!


Benares Historic House
1507 Clarkson Road North
Mississauga, Ontario