The Herring Run Archaeology Project was started in 2014 with the mission of exploring the rich history of Baltimore through archaeological discovery. Our project started in Herring Run Park, a beautiful wilderness area in Northeast Baltimore with a mysterious past. Our primary project since 2014 has been the Eutaw Manor House, the home of the Smith and Hall families of Baltimore from 1779 until it was destroyed by a catastrophic fire in 1865.
Archaeologists Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer donate their time and expertise to lead this project during multiple excavation and laboratory sessions throughout the year. We’re an all-volunteer project, which means we have no permanent funding and no paid staff, but we do have the finest volunteers a not-for-profit project could ask for!
Keep an eye on this blog and our Facebook page for new discoveries and information about how you can get involved! Or contact us directly at:
The project is made possible by our gracious partner organizations:
Northeast Baltimore History Roundtable
And you, if we’re lucky!