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Adirondack Metal Detecting Adventure

Warrensburg, United States

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Experience hosted by Brendan

4 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will spend the experience metal detecting and relic hunting at a historic site in the Adirondacks. The day will begin with a brief overview of the site's history, followed by a primer on general metal detecting rules and etiquette. Expert instruction on how to operate the metal detecting equipment to be used, as well as proper techniques for artifact recovery, will then complete the introductory portion of the experience.

After the introduction, participants will spend the bulk of the time "hunting" the historic site for artifacts, coins, jewelry, tools, bottles, etc. (The recovery of these artifacts will be in full accordance with local laws and property owner permissions.) Participants may keep their finds!

At the end of the experience, the host will aid the participants with artifact identification, and will provide instruction on proper cleaning and preservation of the finds.
Other things to note
Trips are conducted weather permitting. Your fee will be refunded if the trip needs to be canceled due to inclement weather, illness of host, etc.
We will spend the experience metal detecting and relic hunting at a historic site in the Adirondacks. The day will begin with a brief overview of the site's history, followed by a primer on general metal detecting rules and etiquette. Expert instruction on how to operate the metal detecting equipment to be used, as well as proper techniques for artifact recovery, will then complete the introductory portion of the experience.

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What's included

  • Equipment
    I will provide a metal detector and digging tool, if needed.
From $150
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Brendan

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 4 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am an expert metal detectorist, artifact recovery specialist and historical researcher with more than 15 years of field experience. I have extensive knowledge of the Lake George/Adirondack Region and its historical locations. My passion is for digging and recovering historical artifacts from a wide range of sites, ranging from the 18th century through the mid-20th century. During my many years of digging I have recovered an incredible array of items, including coins, jewelry, militaria and more. I also enjoy cleaning, restoring and presenting these rare finds.
I am an expert metal detectorist, artifact recovery specialist and historical researcher with more than 15 years of field experience. I have extensive knowledge of the Lake George/Adirondack Region and its historical locations. My passion is for digging and recovering historical artifacts from a wide range of sites, ranging from the 18th century through the mid-20th century. During my many years of digging I have recovered an incredible array of items, including coins, jewelry, militaria and mor…
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Where you'll be

We will "hunt" for artifacts at special locations where I have researched the history and if necessary, obtained special permission for the activity.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Melanie
November 2020
This experience was honestly even more fun than I expected - my boyfriend thinks metal detecting is really cool, but I had never given it much thought, so I thought this experience would be mostly for him, but boy was I wrong. I not only had fun and felt that I learned a lot about the area, but I also found WAY cooler stuff than I was expecting - I pulled a piece of the undercarriage of a Model T out of the ground! (And I got to take it home.) Brendan is super cool, and very knowledgeable about the area and its history, and, of course, metal detecting. My recommendation to future explorers: Wear close you don't mind getting dirty. We were digging around in the dirt and I came back with a thin layer of it on my clothes. Also, if you're going when it's cold, BUNDLE UP, especially your fingers and toes! You're digging in the ground, which a lot of the time is wetter and colder than the air, and you're outside a long time!
This experience was honestly even more fun than I expected - my boyfriend thinks metal detecting is really cool, but I had never given it much thought, so I thought this experience…
Michelle
October 2020
Brendan was very knowledgeable and very helpful. He was very attentive and picked a sight for us that was condusive for our first time. We felt like we made a new friend. Would highly recommend this activity.
Cynthia
October 2020
We spontaneously decided to book this excursion while looking for things to do while in the area. My wife has always wanted to learn to use metal detectors and she is also history obsessed. Not only was Brendan incredibly knowledgeable, he also made it feel like we were hanging out with a friend! It was incredibly relaxing and exciting at the same time to hunt for items and it made us feel infinitely more connected to the area. We will absolutely be connecting with Brendan to do something similar again.
We spontaneously decided to book this excursion while looking for things to do while in the area. My wife has always wanted to learn to use metal detectors and she is also history…
Kaitlyn
September 2020
Metal Detecting with Brendan was a bucket list experience for us! He was communicative and flexible prior to the experience, and once we arrived for the day he showed himself to be engaging and extremely knowledgable. He has a real passion for metal detecting, you can tell. He showed us how to work the machines and was patient with us as we worked through the learning curve. He allowed us to keep everything that we dug up (which was a lot!), and he wasn't "watching the clock" - our experience ran over a little and he was totally ok with it. Brendan was the perfect host and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend this experience to others! We loved it so much we're now considering getting a metal detector of our own (which Brendan even said he would be happy to facilitate)! 5 star experience for sure!
Metal Detecting with Brendan was a bucket list experience for us! He was communicative and flexible prior to the experience, and once we arrived for the day he showed himself to be…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Appropriate clothing for digging, hiking, etc.

Kneepads (if desired)