The Commonwealth Museum
220 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
What did archaeologists discover while working on Boston’s Big Dig in the North End? In 1992, archaeologists found Katherine Nanny Naylor’s privy at the Cross Street Back Lot site. In this program, students will work in small groups to explore the privy, practice archaeological skills, learn about Puritan Boston, and discover a deeper appreciation for Massachusetts’s underground history. Suggested for grades 5 through 8. Field trips are free of charge and include a tour of the Commonwealth’s Museum’s exhibit, “Our Common Wealth: The Massachusetts Experiment in Democracy 1620 – Today.” Trip duration is 3 hours, capacity is 60 students.
Open weekdays throughout October by appointment.