Great Miami Archaeology Tour

Event Description:

Welcome to the Great Miami Archaeology Tour, an immersive experience that takes you on a journey through the rich history of Lawrenceburg and its surrounding communities. Led by an ARI (Archaeological Research Institute) Interpreter, this tour offers a unique perspective on the area’s past, going beyond mere names and dates found in textbooks. Put on your hiking boots and get ready to explore local archaeological sites, uncovering the fascinating stories of the people who have lived alongside the Ohio River for thousands of years.

During the tour, your ARI Interpreter will guide you through various archaeological sites, providing insights into the lives and cultures of the ancient inhabitants. Learn about the tools they used, the structures they built, and the traditions they followed. Discover how these communities adapted to their environment and left lasting imprints on the landscape.

What sets this tour apart is its personalization. Your ARI Interpreter will tailor the experience to your knowledge, interests, and questions. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or a curious novice, the tour will cater to your specific preferences, ensuring an engaging and enlightening journey through time.

Moreover, the Great Miami Archaeology Tour encourages active participation. Feel free to share your own stories, anecdotes, or local knowledge with the ARI Interpreter and fellow tour participants. By doing so, you contribute to the archaeological and historical record, enriching the collective understanding of the region’s past.

To make the most of your experience, we offer lunch add-ons from Carriage House. This add-on allows you to extend your adventure, savor local flavors, and enjoy a satisfying meal in the company of fellow enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the history, culture, and culinary delights of the region as you make a whole day out of this extraordinary journey.

Prepare to step off the beaten path and delve into the untold stories of Lawrenceburg and its communities. Immerse yourself in the layers of history that have shaped this area, gaining a deeper appreciation for the diverse cultures that have called it home.

Join us on the Great Miami Archaeology Tour and discover that history is more than just words on a page—it’s a living, evolving tapestry woven by the people who have come before us. Lace up your boots, open your mind, and embark on an unforgettable journey through time.

How To Prepare:

Visitors are encouraged to wear hiking clothes and boots.

After the tour, we will stop at Carriage House Farms for lunch. You are welcome to bring your own packed lunch or pay to have your lunch included.


$50 per person with lunch
$30 per person without lunch


Saturday May 27th 10am
Saturday June 17th 10am
Saturday July 8th 10am
Saturday August 5th 10am
Saturday September 2nd 10am
Saturday October 14th 10am


ARI Base Camp 424 Walnut Street Lawrenceburg IN 47025

Age Requirement:


Activity Level:

Active (kneeling, standing for long periods of time, etc.)


3-4 hours
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