Homeschool Days are specially designed field trip days for small groups. The benefit is that your visit is self-guided and more flexible than our structured field trip options. You’ll have our interpreters’ attention, PLUS the benefit of your group being able to move around the site at its own pace.
WHAT YOU’LL SEE
Meet with costumed interpreters and participate in the activities of the day.
The program begins at 10 am and activities will take place both inside our historic structures and outside until 2 pm. You may come anytime but we recommend at least 90 minutes to take part in all the activities.
Learn about moving heavy loads with a fulcrum and lever and pulleys. Work with wood tools like a hand drill and a plane. Make molasses cookies and cheese and see chemistry at work. Watch a blacksmith use molecular changes to shape iron! Learn about changes in communication in the 1800s and construct an electrical circuit to send Morse code. See how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and history connect through pioneer power in the 19th century.
The ideal age for this program is 5 to 17. Register by September 27.
Homeschool program admission is $6 for students age 5 to 17. Children under 5 are admitted free. One adult educator per family is admitted free. Additional adults may join in the program at a cost of $6 each.