School Trips

Here at the Tobey Site, we welcome school groups and love the opportunity to teach archaeology to children and young adults. If you are interested in your class or a group of students visiting our site or hearing a great lecture from one of our staff members, contact Tom Keyes to make a reservation at 508-737-0244 or email


Fun Field Trip Promo video: (short 2-min)



Field Trips

Field trips are available every morning at the Water Street Dig Site in Sandwich.  Contact Tom Keyes to make a reservation at 508-737-0244 or email

Hands-on digging experience

In order to preserve the integrity of the site we can only accept 25 students at a time for a two- hour field trip that includes digging under the guidance of our archaeologists. Includes chaperones.


$400 (minimum) for up to 25 students


Interactive Archaeology Lecture with Artifacts

Executive Director Tom Keyes and Archaeologist David Wheelock will come to your school to share the fascinating story of the Cape Cod discovery of a buried treasure in downtown Sandwich.   The Keyes discovered their 1817 home was really pre 1650 during renovation which led to the unearthing of the original location by Shawme Pond. They will bring artifacts found at the Thomas Tobey dig site such as the whale vertebrae that was used as a chopping block found still in the original hearth, Native American arrowheads, jewelry and pottery.  They will unravel the lost history of one of the original founders of Cape Cod in an entertaining, informative and interactive presentation.

$350 for 60-90 minute presentation




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