Dating from the Miocene Epoch - approximately 17 to 10 million years ago, the Cliffs, which are part of the Calvert Formation, are a rare geological phenomenon ranking among the most important fossil research sites in the Mid-Atlantic region. Spend a day outdoors, explore the Cliffs, and hunt for fossils on our private beach.
Sunday, June 26 SOLD OUT
Saturday, July 30 SOLD OUT
Sunday, August 28 (Registration opens July 1st)
Saturday, September 24 (Registration opens August 1st)
Excursions are rated at a moderately strenuous activity level requiring long periods of walking, hiking, standing, stooping, and bending. If you wish to access the further extremities of the beach, this may include climbing over or under washed up debris or felled trees. Minimum age requirements for paleo excursions are 8 years old. All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Paleo excursions are weather dependent activities and Stratford Hall reserves the right to cancel excursions at any time. A full refund will be given unless the cancellation is due to inclement weather, in which case a reschedule date will be provided. All participant cancellations require a 48-hour email notice before the excursion takes place. Absence from an excursion is nonrefundable. Refunds are the sole discretion of Stratford Hall and will be considered in such cases where there is an illness or emergency. All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing.
Pre-registration is required for paleo excursions. While this is an outdoor activity, please be advised that masks are required in all indoor spaces and when social distancing is not possible. Additional information will be provided to attendees following registration. Please contact Kelly Childress at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding Stratford Hall’s paleontology excursions.
A National Historic Landmark, Stratford Hall is home to the Lees of Virginia and is located in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Nestled along the Potomac River, Stratford Hall’s nearly 2,000 acres come to life through the presentation and preservation of the 18th-century Great House, vibrant gardens, natural trails revealing breathtaking river views, and the stories of all who lived here.
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