Visit the Mary C. Beaudry Community Archaeology Center

The new community center will be home to over one million artifacts and a 2,000-volume research library.

Mayor Wu examines artifacts on a table with representatives from the city's new archaeology lab.

The new archaeology lab is located within the Boston City Archives in West Roxbury.

Photo Credit: Jeremiah Robinson

Boston is digging deep into its history. Mayor Wu has cut the ribbon for the Mary C. Beaudry Community Archaeology Center, a new 4,000-sqft facility within the the City of Boston Archival Center.

Located at 201 Rivermoor St. in West Roxbury, the new archaeology lab will be home to 1+ million artifacts, some of which will be on display for the public to view during business hours.

A key asset within the facility is an archaeological library of 2,000+ volumes, donated to the City of Boston’s Archaeology Program by the lab’s namesake — local archaeologist Dr. Mary C. Beaudry. Other features include exhibit spaces, two processing laboratories, an artifact digitizing lab with 3D scanners, and an artifact repository for countless relics from ancient and historical sites in Boston.

Pro tip: Look for the exhibit on the 1630s James Garrett house site in Charlestown.