Free archaeological sleuthing at Fairmount Park’s Japanese House

Shofuso, the gorgeous Japanese house and garden in West Fairmount Park, is searching for its grandfather. For the 1876 Centennial Exhibition, a Japanese structure was erected on the same site, and archaeologists are excavating the area behind the waterfall to see if they can find its remains. For one day, the survey is open to the public, although project will continue to be documented online throughout the summer.

Where: Shofuso Japanese House and Garden at Horticultural & Lansdowne drives, West Fairmount Park

When: August 1, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How much: Free


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