All subject to change without notice (last updated 12/03/2020 -- NEW DATES!)
The 2021 Shiloh registration is underway! We are looking for those who wish to join us as volunteer participants (no experience needed!) in what is likely to be a historic season of digging at ancient Shiloh. Each year ABR offers Pre-dig and Post-dig Tours of important sites in Israel led by our ABR professional dig staff that you will not want to miss. The tours are open to everyone interested, whether you are a digger during our excavations at Shiloh or not. So the opportunity to tour is open to all! Sign up now for our Pre-dig Tour led by Dr. Mark Hassler of Virginia Beach Theological Seminary, or our Post-Dig Tour led by Dr. Gary Byers of Trinity Southwest University. Sign up now because space is limited...we want to see you in Israel!
The Shiloh Excavations will be conducted for 4 weeks in 2021.
- Participants may choose to join for one, two, three, or all four excavation weeks and can also choose any particular week from a Sunday [3 PM Check In time] to the following Saturday [AM Check Out time].
Tours are also available before and after the dates of the Shiloh dig excavations for any interested person as well as offered at reduced prices for any dig participant.
- Tour includes 3 meals, park entrance fees, bus driver tip, bus transport, and hotel.
- Tourists will stay at the Ritz-Hotel, Jerusalem. Itinerary is subject to change without notice.
- Possible tour sites MAY include: Caesarea, Cana, Nazareth, Megiddo, Capernaum, Bethsaida, Beth Shean, Jericho, Qumran, Bethlehem, Elah Valley, City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Israel Museum, Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea, Western Wall, Temple Mount, Old City, Holy Sepulcher.
DATES (updated 12/3/2020)
Pre-Dig Tour: Sunday June 27 to Sunday July 4, 2021
with Dr. Mark Hassler, Field Supervisor & Director of Publications
Four Weeks of Excavation
Set Up Day: Sunday July 4
Week 1: July 5-10
Week 2: July 12-17
Week 3: July 19-24
Week 4: July 26-31
Week 5: August 2-7 Restoration Week
(Restoration consists of repairing architecture so that it can be viewed by tourists and can withstand being exposed to weather).
Volunteer to assist post-Dig Restoration Team, and join part of the post-Dig Tour. Restoration runs from Mon Aug 2 to Sat Aug 7. Restoration volunteers can join the post-Dig Tour on Sun Aug 1 if they are already present from excavations.
(Pricing can be pro-rated for early departure). Special Price: $1200
Post-Dig Tour: Saturday July 31 to Saturday August 7, 2021
with Gary Byers, Assistant Shiloh Dig Director
People who are currently signed up should contact the office to establish their new dates, shift their monies to 2022 or get a refund.