Living Archaeology Weekend is held at the Gladie Visitor Center in the beautiful Red River Gorge of Daniel Boone National Forest in eastern Kentucky. Located on the picturesque banks of Gladie Creek and Red River, and surrounded by towering rock outcrops, the Center is a fitting backdrop for Living Archaeology Weekend.
The demonstrations are held in two locations on the rolling acreage of the Center. The native technology and lifeways demonstrations are set up along the creek floodplain, and the pioneer technology and lifeways demonstrations are located around Gladie Cabin. The cabin, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989, formerly served as a hotel, a post office, and a home before being moved to the Gladie Visitor Center. Visitors are invited to tour the Gladie Cabin and the displays in the Gladie Visitor Center during LAW.
Living Archaeology Weekend demonstrations and activities are held outdoors. The venue is handicapped accessible; however, visitors in wheelchairs should be aware that the main demonstration areas are not paved and can be very sandy. These areas are usually navigable, as long as the ground is not saturated. Visitors are welcome to bring strollers.
GLADIE VISITOR CENTER
The Gladie Visitor Center is an active hub of public education and outreach in the Red River Gorge.
On Saturday Living Archaeology Weekend visitors are welcome to tour the exhibits at the facility.
Address: 3451 Sky Bridge Road, Stanton, KY 40380
Phone*: (606) 663-8100
*Cell phone service is spotty in the Red River Gorge and visitors may not have service in some places like Gladie.
WEATHER & SAFETY
In case of severe weather, visitors should call the Center for cancellation information. However, unless there is major flooding or lightning, the event will take place at Gladie even if it rains, as we have spaces to move most of the activities undercover.
First aid is provided by a local ambulance service. Law enforce-ment is provided by US Forest Service law enforcement officers.
Free parking is available on-site in a paved parking lot and on a grass lawn. Portable toilets are available on-site during Living Archaeology Weekend. Bottled water is sold at the event, and the Ladies Auxiliary Post 67 in Clay City provides food options.