In 1958, local residents discovered an ancient site on the north side of Guangfulin Village in Songjiang District of Shanghai when they were excavating the river course from Shijiabang to Chenshantang.
In 1961, archaeologists from the Songjiang County Museum and the Shanghai Cultural Relics Preservation Committee conducted a trial excavation at the Guangfulin Site.
After 1999, the Guangfulin site has undergone many archaeological excavations, and a large number of cultural relics have been unearthed from it, with an exposed area of 24,000 square meters.
In 2012, the Guangfulin archaeological site was opened to the public for the first time.
In 2013, Guangfulin Site was announced by the State Council of the People's Republic of China as a national key cultural relics protection unit.
On June 26, 2018, the first phase of the Guangfulin Cultural Site, which was built on the Guangfulin Site, was officially completed and opened to the outside world.
On September 26, 2020, Guangfulin Archaeological Site Exhibition Hall opened.
Songjiang is a suburban district of Shanghai. Owing to a long history, Songjiang is known as the cultural root of Shanghai. It is now connected to downtown Shanghai by Line 9 of the Shanghai Metro.
Songjiang District, Shanghai