Please be advised, this event has been cancelled due to covid-19.
One of our most popular events from last year returns this month! This tour had very favorable comments from those who attended. However, this year we have an added bonus. That day is also the day of their open house/archeological fair from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Do not hesitate to sign up for this one as it was "sold out" very fast last year! Nightengale limits us to 20 attendees for this private guided tour.
Join us on March 28th as we tour the Nightengale Archeological Dig Site and museum. Step back in time as our guide takes us on a walk past two open digs, including an unearthed prehistoric hearth. The Nightengale Archaeological Center at Kingsland is located on 10 acres on the banks of Lake LBJ. The prehistoric site was discovered in 1988 when looters were caught stealing artifacts from LCRA-owned land. LCRA soon determined this site to be a major archaeological discovery. More than 171,000 recovered flint tools, spear points, arrowheads and other artifacts are evidence that the site has been continuously inhabited for 6,500 years and possibly as far back as 10,000 years. The Texas Historical Commission has declared the site a State Archeological Landmark. We will have a private tour on March 28th at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM for the first 20 people to sign up. It is located off 1431, north of Marble Falls at 1010 Circle Dr., Kingsland TX. 78639. There will be no charge for the private tour, however, they do take donations at the site.
** Registration will be open to members of the Friends of Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge (FOBCNWR) beginning March 7 and is limited to 20 people.
** Registration will be open to the public for the remaining spaces, should there be any, on March 21.
Become a member of Friends of Balcones now and get the first chance to sign up for this event. We are quite certain this event will fill up rapidly and registrants will be waitlisted.
Join FOBCNWR here!
Map to Nightengale Archeological Center
This event will be outdoors near the end of March so bring hats, water, bug spray, good walking shoes.