Site Tours

Visit the ARI Archaeological Site!

Our educational tours are 1.5-2 hours long and are led by an ARI archaeological
interpreter. This is a tour of the Guard Site

Archaeological Site Tour

Our educational tours are 1.5-2 hours long and are led by an ARI archaeological interpreter. This tour gives visitors a chance to experience an active archaeological site, and see archaeologists and volunteers in action! Visitors will learn more about the Native cultures that came before us, find out why ARI has chosen to preserve this site, and learn what our research questions are for this excavation season. Visitors may even have the opportunity to see important archaeological artifacts unearthed. Depending upon visitor activity levels, the tour may include a short walk around the site. Visitors are encouraged to wear hiking clothes and boots. 


The Guard Archaeological Site – Lawrenceburg, IN (You will receive directions when you reserve your time)


1.5-2 hrs long

Activity Level:

Easy – standing and walking on fairly level ground

Days Offered:

Wednesday & Saturday

Times offered:

10 & 11 am
1 & 2 pm




The Archaeological Research Institute (ARI) recognizes that the land we study and steward is the homeland of many peoples. We acknowledge the myaamia (Miami), Shawanwa (Shawnee), Peewaalia (Peoria), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) and the multitude of nations who call this their homelands.  

ARI recognizes the violence inflicted upon the indigenous Nations of the Ohio Valley, including their forced removal following treaties such as Fort Finney and Greenville. ARI condemns the intentional destruction of their languages and cultures. ARI condemns the continuous discrimination against the living Native peoples throughout the United States.  

ARI recognizes that these peoples are not of the past, but are vibrant living nations. ARI recognizes that Native Americans are a diverse, resilient people with a deep enduring history worth knowing.  In that light ARI extends our respect to all Native peoples both past and present.  

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