Colchester Park and Preserve

Here at the Old Colchester Park and Preserve in Fairfax County, Virginia, the Colchester Archaeological Research Team (CART) is finishing up field work for this stage. The park is archaeologically rich with sites dating back approximatley 9,000 years through the twentieth century. One of our most significant sites is the colonial tobacco port town of Colchester. Here excavation within one of the town lots exposed a previously identified foundation. However, much to our surprise, we found another wall below the base of the foundation and suspect it is to an earlier structure.