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BUSHNELL BIGS & LITTLES, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, 860.987.5900. Combining the best of both worlds, Bushnell Bigs and Littles offers an opportunity for digital and experiential learning for preschool aged children in a uniquely creative environment that includes their favorite “Big” person! Early artistic exposure and exploration gives young children the ability to establish a foundation for developing strong physical, cognitive, and social-emotional awareness that will extend well beyond their initial years. This adult-child, artistic teaching model provides exclusive access to first-run episodes of Horace B’s Creative Classroom, (The Bushnell’s digital learning product) coupled with live and in-person workshops led by The Bushnell’s accomplished and renowned, Master Teaching Artists!

NATHAN HALE HOMESTEAD, A CONNECTICUT LANDMARKS MUSEUM, 2299 South Street, Coventry, CT 06238,  (860) 742-6917, Visitors to the Nathan Hale Homestead are transported to 1776 when a war for independence was underway. Born on the property, Nathan Hale was recruited as one of America’s earliest spies but was caught and hanged by the British. He is famous for his alleged last words: “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” Every year, the Homestead invites students to become 18th-century spies, soldiers, students, and seamstresses. Young scholars explore the American Revolution, what it means to be a spy throughout history, and life on a colonial farm through interactive, informative activities. Visitors understand the commitments of those who have patriotically served their country, starting from the story of schoolteacher-turned-spy Nathan Hale.

NOAH WEBSTER HOUSE & WEST HARTFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 227 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT, 06107, 860.502.3257, The Noah Webster House, located in West Hartford, CT, is proud to offer exceptional educational experiences for all ages of homeschool groups. Our museum’s focus is to provide unforgettable, hands-on programming that meets your curriculum’s needs. Bring your students to the boyhood home of Noah Webster, author of the first American English Dictionary. Our programs allow students to cook on an open hearth, dance, learn the process of carding and spinning wool, experience an early American school lesson, and more! Learn how our programs are flexible to fit the needs of your students by emailing us at!

PARK CENTRAL, 35 Park Place, Waterbury, CT 06702, 203-756-4639, Proudly recognized as the first Girls Club in the US, and with a rich history of serving girls and youth in our community for nearly 160 years, we offer a fun, recreational and empowering environment, together with programs year -round, that stimulate minds and inspire creativity, for every learner, every day!  With a hands-on, minds-on, learning through play focus, along with great space that includes a full-size gymnasium, full size kitchen, STEAM Lab, as well as several creative spaces, our center is a go-to location for field trips, coordinated activities, or simply a welcoming environment for kids to play and explore throughout the week! For more information, to see our  programs in action, or schedule a visit, go to


DELAWARE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, 550 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, 302-654-2340, Experience new and playful learning adventures at the Delaware Children’s Museum – the First State’s ONLY children’s museum! Design like an architect, discover native bugs, fish, and flowers, shoot hoops like a superstar, create a one-of-a-kind painting, climb into a 300-year-old tree and more! Visit us for interactive exhibits plus rotating fun and educational programs and special events all year long.

Delaware Museum of Nature & Science, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807, 302-658-9111,


EVERYMAN THEATRE, 315 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, 443.615.7055 ext. 7113, Your creative journey begins with Everyman Education. Through dynamic and diverse programming, Everyman Education welcomes students of all ages to engage in theatrical experiences that encourage discovery, build confidence, and inspire artistic growth. At Everyman Theatre, we excite the imagination, channel creative energy, and build social-emotional skills through dramatic play. We have a wide variety of experiences for the class clown, the aspiring next Broadway star, the poet or writer, and many others! With story at the center of our work, we embrace song, movement, visual art with the goal of providing a warm and nurturing environment for your child’s formal artistic experience.

HISTORIC ANNAPOLIS, INC, 99 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, 410-267-7619, Visit Historic Annapolis and Step Into Our Story! Through storytelling, hands-on activities, and exploration, students will journey through more than 400 years of the diverse history of Maryland’s capital city. They’ll learn how to think critically about the past and how history impacts them today. Visit the Museum of Historic Annapolis, the William Paca House and Garden, Hogshead, and the Waterfront Warehouse and explore the rich history of Annapolis. Programs are customizable, can be tailored to all age groups, and range from 45 minutes to a full-day experience.

NATIONAL CAPITAL RADIO & TELEVISION MUSEUM, 2608 Mitchelleville Road, Bowie, MD 20716, 301-390-1020, The National Capital Radio & Television Museum, located in Bowie Maryland, showcases the history and evolution of radio and television technology.  The museum features a wide range of exhibits, from early wireless communication devices to modern broadcasting equipment.  Visitors can explore vintage radios, early televisions, and related memorabilia, offering a glimpse into the technological advancements that shaped modern media. Through interactive displays and knowledgeable guides, the museum provides an educational and engaging experience for all ages, celebrating the rich heritage of broadcasting in the United States.

PINEY POINT LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM & HISTORIC PARK. 44720 Lighthouse Road, Piney Point, MD 20674, 301-994-1471, Climb the oldest lighthouse on the Potomac, see historic boats and maritime history in the museum, learn about the U1105 Historic Shipwreck Dive Preserve, stroll the beach, paddle about in your kayak & enjoy 6 acres of park, pier & more.

SAINT CLEMENT’S ISLAND MUSEUM, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point, MD 20626, 301-769-2222, St. Clement’s Island Museum traces the history of English colonization and the landing on nearby St. Clement’s Island on March 25, 1634. The museum grounds is also home to a 19th century one-room schoolhouse, pier and docking facility. Water taxi service to St. Clement’s Island State Park is available most days April – October, weather permitting. Call before visiting for water taxi operation status.

THE OLD JAIL MUSEUM & LEONARDTOWN VISITOR CENTER, 41625 Courthouse Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650, 240-925-3427, Built in 1876 and in use until 1945 by the oldest sheriff’s office in the nation, this granite block and brick structure retains its original upstairs cells where prisoners were once segregated by gender and race. The jail keeper’s quarters downstairs house related artifacts. This location also serves as the official Leonardtown Visitor Center. Information and literature about Leonardtown and area attractions, activities, dining, events and much more is available. A small museum store is on-site with local products, books, apparel, kids’ items and more for purchase. This location hosts a Civil War Trails marker for Leonardtown and is on the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom trail.


CAPE SYMPHONY, 2235 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA 02668, 508.362.2772, The Cape Symphony offers a thriving program of private lessons, group classes and music ensembles for age preschool to adult. We believe that, through music, art and dance, we can help people enrich their lives and, in turn, enrich the lives of others. It’s all part of the Cape Symphony’s mission to inspire joy.

THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART, 125 W. Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002, 413-559-6300, Calling all book and art lovers! Discover The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, with three galleries of beautiful art and thousands of picture books. Educators will lead you and your students on a 90-minute guided tour that includes exploring the galleries and art making in the art studio. Pick from one of these popular themes:  The Art of Eric Carle, Nature Narratives, Sharing Stories, Explore, Imagine, Play. Self-guided tours are also available. Can’t make it to The Carle? Ask us about our virtual programs.

MARITIME GLOUCESTER, 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930, 978-281-0470, Maritime Gloucester welcomes you to Gloucester’s historic working waterfront! The historic property is home to the oldest working marine railway in the country and its own small fleet of traditional sailing schooners. Start your visit to Maritime Gloucester by visiting the Gorton’s Seafoods Gallery to learn about this historic site, the famous Gloucester fishing schooner and the City’s enduring maritime legacy. The year-round Maritime Science Education Center has 5 exploration zones and a touch tank for visitors of all ages to explore. The seasonal Seapocket Aquarium is a favorite space of even the youngest of visitors. This outdoor space has several tanks displaying local marine habitats and a touch tank to get up close and personal with local marine species.

NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM, 1 Central Wharf. Boston, MA 02110. 

OLD NORTH CHURCH & HISTORIC SITE, 193 Salem Street, Boston MA 02113, 617-523-6676, The enduring fame of Old North began on the night of April 18, 1775, when two signal lanterns were held in the steeple of the church as a signal from Paul Revere that British ‘regulars’ were on the march to Lexington and Concord.  We welcome students and learners of all ages to our site!

We also have several FREE digital video curricula available (History Mystery; Chocolate as a Lens to the Past for 5th graders; Cacao and Colonial Chocolate for high school; and Behind the Scenes).  Please visit our website to learn more and to request these programs.

PLIMOTH PATUXET MUSEUMS, 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360,  (508) 746-1622, Thousands of educators and students visit Plimoth Patuxet Museums annually where they explore intertwined cultures, investigate changing landscapes, and understand 17th-century worldviews through immersive hands-on experiences. Plimoth Patuxet invites homeschoolers and their families to the Museum where they may join us for an upcoming Homeschool Day with special experiences curated just for homeschooling families, book a hands-on education program, take a guided tour with a Museum Educator, or experience Plimoth Patuxet after dark with a special evening or overnight program. Come and experience history in a new light!

TOWN OF CONCORD VISITOR CENTER, 58 Main Street, Concord MA 01742, 978-318-3061, The Concord Visitor Cener is your one stop location for information, tours and more!  Open year round for groups and private tours.   We offer subject matter tours in Women of Concord, Patriots of Color, Indigenous People of Concord, Cemeteries and Revolutionary and Literary history, as well as hop on bus services. We can customize any tour to any group. We are also available on the road to lecture and talk to groups of any size and any age.  Allow us to be your Concord Concierge. 


MICHIGAN MARITIME MUSEUM, 260 Dyckman Avenue, South Haven, MI 49090, 269-367-8078, The Michigan Maritime Museum prides itself on our ability to bring quality educational experiences to the public. The Museum offers a variety of educational options for school and education groups while visiting our campus. Our educators bring history to life through hands-on activities, interactive exhibit tours, and maritime history and science lessons about our Great Lakes–past and present. Students and visitors are immersed in multi-sensory experiences while visiting the authentic maritime landscape of the Museum campus and buildings as well as our on-water fleet. Contact us today for additional information and to schedule your visit. 


CASTLE IN THE CLOUDS. RT 171, 455 Old. Mountain Road, PO Box 687, Moultonborough, New Hampshire 03254, 603-476-5900,


EAST JERSEY OLD TOWN VILLAGE, 1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, 732-745-3030, East Jersey Old Town Village is comprised of reconstructed and replica 18th and 19th century structures that represent architecture typical of farm and merchant communities once found in the Raritan Valley. Buildings include a tavern, blacksmith shop, wheelwright shop, schoolhouse, barracks, church, the homes of early settlers, and other outbuildings.  Visitors can explore the site and meet the historical interpreters that bring the Village to life through their trades and crafts. A gateway site for the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area, situated along the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail, the Village offers award winning exhibits, living history, and seasonal programs.

LIBERTY STATE PARK, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305. (201) 200-1000, 

OLD BARRACKS MUSEUM, 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ 08608, 609-396-1776,

THE GROWING STAGE – THE CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF NEW JERSEY, Netcong, NJ 07857, 973-347-4946, The Growing Stage – The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, located in Netcong, New Jersey is a regional performing arts center for the entire family. Our Mission is to nurture the development of the performing arts through education — and to create, produce and perform works that engage the entire family. Throughout each season, we offer main stage productions, educational programs (Creative Arts Academy and Summer Arts Camp), plus our New Play-Reading Festival and Playwriting Festival for Young Writers.


AKWESASNE CULTURAL CENTER, 321 NY-37, Hogansburg, Ny 13655, (518) 358-2461, Marla@akwesasneculturalcenter. The Akwesasne Museum has newly improved exhibits with displays that amplify our rich Haudenosaunee Mohawk culture. Strikingly beautiful artwork by passionate community members can be seen in our new Art Gallery. You can explore the self-guided tour, or book in advance a guided tour during our regular business hours. Enjoyable and educational for kids and adults alike. Our collection includes various cultural material from photographs, art, baskets, wampum belts, cornhusk dolls and much more that are related to the Mohawk community of Akwesasne. The Akwesasne Library also holds a collection of cultural information and is open to the community. 

BETHEL WOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 12720, (845) 583-2000, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located in Bethel, NY, at the National Register Historic Site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, is committed to building upon our rich history of peace and music by providing extraordinary experiences and access to the arts. Located 90 miles from New York City in Bethel, NY, our 1,000-acre campus includes a Pavilion Stage amphitheater with a seating capacity of 16,000, an intimate 422-seat indoor Event Gallery, the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods, and two studios for creative learning programs for all ages.

FENTON HISTORY CENTER, 67 Washington Street, Jamestown, NY 14701, (716) 640-2089, The Fenton History Center in Jamestown, New York is a museum housed in the historic Fenton Mansion, owned by former Governor Reuben E. Fenton. The museum showcases period rooms, exhibits on local history, industrialization, the Underground Railroad, and military history. Homeschoolers of all ages are welcome, and the museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free for children under 18 and $10 for adults. The exhibits provide a glimpse into the past and can complement homeschooling curriculums, making the museum a desirable destination for homeschool groups.

OLANA STATE HISTORIC SITE, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534, 518-567-2170, Olana is the greatest masterwork of Frederic Church (1826-1900), the most famous American landscape artist of the mid-19th century and the most important artist’s home, studio, and designed landscape in the United States. Church designed Olana as a holistic environment integrating his advanced ideas about art, architecture, landscape design, and environmental conservation. Olana’s 250-acre artist-designed landscape with five miles of carriage roads and a Persian-inspired house at its summit embraces unrivaled panoramic views of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains. Olana State Historic Site, administered and operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP), is a designated National Historic Landmark and one of the most visited sites in the state. The Olana Partnership is the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit cooperative partner of NYSOPRHP at Olana State Historic Site, with primary responsibility for visitor engagement, programming, and exhibitions.


ALPINE HILLS HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 106 West Main Street, P.O. Box 293, Sugarcreek, OH   44681, 330-852-4113,, The Alpine Hills Museum moved into its current location in 1977 and opened to the public in 1982.  The building was donated by Ranson Andreas who used it as a furniture warehouse.  It is equipped with audio/visual sets designed by local citizens.  The first curators were able to gather artifacts that include Swiss heritage items, farm tools, cheese making equipment and things used in everyday life in the 1800’s and beyond.  The Museum has also received some unique items such as an ice cream bicycle truck, a shoe-shine stand, and a photographer’s wagon. 

AULLWOOD AUDUBON, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton, OH 45414, (937) 890-7360, Aullwood Audubon is a 200-acre nature sanctuary and educational farm in Dayton, Ohio. Part of the National Audubon Society, it is nationally recognized for environmental programming connecting children of all ages with the wonders of birds, nature, wildlife and bird-friendly farming. Aullwood’s sanctuary includes wetlands, woodlands, meadows, prairies, ponds, marshes, farmland & farm animals with eight miles of walking trails. Aullwood’s new exhibit, “The Troll That Hatched an Egg by Thomas Dambo” combines art and science as the trolls teach us about conservation, protecting our earth and learning what birds need to survive and thrive. Contact us today to schedule your educational field trip to Aullwood!

FORT LAURENS MUSEUM, 11067 Fort Laurens Road, Bolivar, Ohio 44612, 330-874-2059 or 330-874-3011, Fort Laurens, the site of Ohio’s only Revolutionary War Fort, hosts events that accommodate all age groups and education backgrounds. Fort Laurens features a museum, memorial, Tomb of the Unknown Patriot, and visible outline of the original Revolutionary War fort. Thesite was considered a stepping-stone across the West to stage an attack on the British at Fort Detroit during the American Revolution. Fundraising and plans are currently underway by the Friends of Fort Laurens Foundation to rebuild the fort. Experience another unique story of independence at our sister site, Historic Zoar Village – just three miles away along Route 212 and the Ohio and Erie Canalway Towpath Trail.

HISTORIC ZOAR VILLAGE, 198 Main Street, Zoar, Ohio 44697, 330-874-3011 or 800-262-6195, zoarinfo@zca.orgNestled in the foothills of the Tuscarawas Valley is the small, quaint town of Zoar that’s filled with history and culture. Historic Zoar Village is known as one of America’s most successful communal societies. Established in 1817 by German immigrants, the village is currently a National Historic Landmark district. At Historic Zoar Village, homeschooled students can learn about 19th century life in a historically accurate environment through hands-on activities, demonstrations, and museum tours. Consider a combined trip to our sister site, Fort Laurens – just three miles away and the site of Ohio’s only Revolutionary War-era fort.  

MAPS AIR MUSEUM, 2260 International Parkway, North Canton, Ohio, 44720, 330-896-6332, We offer history tours with our trained tour guides to enhance the children’s understanding of history and aviation. We have 58 aircraft here at the museum. Some of which the children may sit in. In our two galleries we have many displays that serve as learning opportunities. Among the Displays we have a piece of the Battleship Arizona which makes us a War Memorial. Come for the Aircraft – Stay for the History!

MASSILLON MUSEUM, 121 Lincoln Way East, Massillon, Ohio 44646, 330.833.4061, The Massillon Museum is a free public cultural hub where art and history come together.  Among twelve galleries, families especially enjoy the100-square-foot miniature Immel Circus surrounded by circus memorabilia, football exhibits in the Paul Brown Museum, the American Indian Gallery, and a 1907 automobile.  During summer months, a 1916 traction steam engine is displayed outdoors. The Sensory Room, healthy food cafe, and shop augment a visit.  Call 330.833.4061 x104 or email for tour information; visit the website to learn about classes and workshops. The Island Party in July—reggae music, Caribbean food, and children’s activities—is free family fun under the stars.  Fun Fest in August includes hundreds of free games and crafts; educational, safety, and health information; trucks; performances; face-painting; clowns and characters; inflatables; Bookmobile; and more.

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE GREAT LAKES, 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH 43605, 419-214-5000,


1719 MUSEUM, 1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, PA, 17527, 717-464-4438, Explore the history and culture of 17th and 18th century Pennsylvania and experience the daily life of Pennsylvania’s earliest residents! You will have the opportunity to tour two exciting cultural treasures: the Lancaster Longhouse and the 1719 Herr House. The Lancaster Longhouse is a full-scale reproduction Eastern Woodlands dwelling, built based on findings from a nearby archaeological dig. Built in 1719 from stone quarried on site, the 1719 Herr House is a rare surviving example of late-medieval German architecture and is also the oldest remaining Mennonite meetinghouse in the Western Hemisphere. Through storytelling and hands-on encounters with museum objects, children and adults will explore important lessons in history and geography, such as migration and immigration, the importance of land and trade relationships, and the religion, food, work, and play of the area’s Mennonite and Indigenous populations. 

AMERICAN SWEDISH HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 1900 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145, (215) 389-1776, Discover Philadelphia’s roots at the American Swedish Historical Museum! ASHM is a unique South Philadelphia location for kids of PreK-12 to experience history, art, and culture. Interactive, standards-based field trip programs last 60 to 90 minutes and include hands-on lessons in museum galleries and projects to take home. Program themes include Swedish Culture and Traditions, Colonial America and Philadelphia, Vikings, Art and Architecture, Pippi Longstocking and more! Programs and accompanying activities are adaptable to various grade levels and multi-grade level groups. Schedule a trip today! ASHM is located in beautiful FDR Park within walking distance of the new Anna C. Verna Playground.

BALLET GUILD OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, 556 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018, 610-865-0353, “COPPÉLIA” at Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015, 610-758-2787, Zoellner Arts Center Box Office, Comedy! Romance! Intrigue! Something for everyone when Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, along with guest artists, presents Coppélia, considered the world’s greatest comedic ballet. This enchanting three-act ballet, with music by Léo Delibes, will be held at Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. The Ballet Guild’s Summer Dance Program (located at its studios, 556 Main Street, Bethlehem) includes classes for ages three through adult on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The youngest students begin with an introduction to the basics of ballet. The Pre-Professional Day Intensive is designed for the serious student, age 9 & up and includes Progressing Ballet Technique in addition to ballet, tap, jazz, and musical theater.

BOYERTOWN MUSEUM OF HISTORIC VEHICLE, 85 South Walnut Street, Boyertown, Pennsylvania 19512, 610-367-2090, The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 1965 by Paul and Erminie Hafer.  The Museum, located at 85 South Walnut Street in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, preserves and displays examples of Pennsylvania’s road transportation history in the former factory buildings of the Boyertown Auto Body Works.  Over ninety locally manufactured cars, trucks, carriages, bicycles, and motorcycles are on display, as well as two examples of roadside architecture–a 1921 cottage style Sunoco gas station and a 1938 Jerry O’Mahony diner.  The Museum is open seven days a week, 9:30am-4pm. Group tours are also available with advance notice. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and AAA members, and ages 15 & under are free. For more information, call 610-367-2090 or visit

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF PITTSBURGH, 10 Children’s Way, Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412.322.5058, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh provides innovative and inclusive museum experiences that inspire kindness, joy, creativity and curiosity for all learners. We have a diverse slate of imaginative, open-ended exhibits and programs that give families the opportunity to explore topics like art, making and hands-on, social-emotional learning in ways that are authentic, meaningful, and most of all, fun! Our spaces update every 2-3 weeks so there is always something new to experience. The Museum is open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily.

DA VINCI SCIENCE CENTER, 815 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101, 484-664-1002,

GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTER, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325, 877-874-2478, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center – the official start to your visit. Begin with A New Birth of Freedom film. Experience the Gettysburg Cyclorama 360-degree painting depicting Pickett’s Charge. Explore the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War. Tour the battlefield with a Licensed Battlefield Guide. Connect to the battlefield through National Park Service programs. Include our historic sites and experiences in your itinerary for a memorable visit. Gettysburg Foundation offers engaging, interactive experiences for your homeschooler and family in Gettysburg, popular for homeschool field trips and year-round vacations. Explore Gettysburg with us, share lessons with your homeschooler and make lasting memories.

GOODELL GARDENS & HOMESTEAD, 221 Waterford Street (Route 6N), Edinboro, PA 16412, (814) 734-6699, Goodell Gardens & Homestead is a public garden, Level II Accredited Arboretum, and community gathering space located in beautiful Edinboro, Erie County, Pennsylvania. Offering educational opportunities for all ages, Goodell Gardens is open to the public May 1 -October 31, Wednesday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Gardens, Grounds, Trails, and Labyrinth, attend a public program, or schedule a field trip. For more information, visit 

HAWK MOUNTAIN SANCTUARY, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA 19529, 610-756-6961, Founded in 1934, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is recognized internationally as the world’s first refuge for birds of prey and a global leader in raptor conservation. The Sanctuary features 8+ miles of hiking trails and several lookouts, where visitors can witness impressive autumn bird migration and attend various programs, lectures, and workshops. Each visit, membership, or donation directly supports Hawk Mountain’s local-to-global raptor conservation research and education. 

ISETT HERITAGE MUSEUM, 11941 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA  16652, 814-643-9600, Located in Huntingdon, PA, Isett Heritage Museum is a non-profit foundation dedicated to preserving and sharing history. With three buildings that cover hundreds of years of history, it’s easy to find something that everyone will enjoy.  Adults will enjoy a walk down memory lane while students will enjoy learning about local, American, and world history.  The museum is open all year and staffed with knowledgeable guides, it’s the ideal location for a field trip that is both entertaining and educational. For more information follow us on Facebook, visit our website at or contact us at 814-643-9600.

JULIUS STURGIS PRETZEL BAKERY, 219 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543, 717-626-4354. The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located in historic Lititz, PA, in the middle of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting using a flour and water mixture, observe our bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand, and shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in our bakery story. To reserve a tour, go to

LINCOLN HIGHWAY EXPERIENCE, Midway between Latrobe and Ligonier, at 3435 State Route 30 E., Latrobe, PA 15650, (724) 879-4241,

MID ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM, 11 Museum Drive, Reading, PA 19605, (610) 372-7333, The Museum’s mission is to preserve and showcase the aviation history of the Mid-Atlantic states.  The collection is geographically based, and contains a wide variety of types, including military, commercial, civilian, and experimental aircraft.  It now numbers over 110 restored and unrestored aircraft, ranging from 1911 to 2009.  Also featured are a number of exhibits and displays. The Museum is continually working toward its goal of maintaining a significant role in the educational and cultural life of the community by presenting restored and unrestored aircraft which help explain and preserve aviation history.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF INDUSTRIAL HISTORY, 602 East Second Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015, 610-694-6644, Housed in the former Electric Repair Shop of the Bethlehem Steel plant site on the vibrant SteelStacks arts & culture campus, the National Museum of Industrial History interprets industry past, present and future through dynamic exhibits, hands-on interactives and engaging programs. Visitors of all ages can enjoy the stories of the people, machines and ideas that transformed our nation through a rich collection of rare artifacts. Bring your family to the Smithsonian Affiliate in your neighborhood and explore lively South Bethlehem including the iconic Bethlehem Steel Blast Furnaces, Hoover Mason Trestle, unique retail shops, restaurants and more.

NORTHERN CENTRAL RAILWAY OF YORK, 2 W Main Street PO Box 128, New Freedom, PA 17349, (717) 942-2370, All Aboard the Northern Central Railway of York an excursion railroad located in New Freedom, Pennsylvania.  Join us every weekend for great adventures where we make time travel possible. Every weekend NCR offers something different. You could be robbed by a cowboy, Learn from past Presidents, celebrate holidays, enjoy a locally brewed craft beer, learn about the local history and create family memories and traditions with us. For more information and for Tickets visit

OLD ECONOMY VILLAGE, 270 Sixteenth Street, Ambridge, PA 15003, (724) 266-4500,

PENN STATE SCRANTON NITTANY CUB SUMMER CAMPS, 120 Ridge View Drive, Dunmore, PA 18512-1699, 

PENNSYLVANIA LUMBER MUSEUM, 5660 US Route 6, Ulysses TWP, PA 16948, 814-435-2652, The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is a fun and educational experience for the entire family. Visitors will discover the courageous yet reckless spirit of Pennsylvania’s lumbering past and learn to care for present and future forests. Hands-on exhibits simulate activities like swinging an ax and sawing a tree. Outside, see a 70-ton Shay gearedlocomotive, a Barnhart log loader, and two historic log cabins- one built by the C.C.C. and the other by outdoor enthusiasts Bob & Dotty Webber. Our steam-powered sawmill is run three times a year at our Spring Show, Bark Peelers’ Festival, and Fall Show events.

QUIET VALLEY LIVING HISTORICAL FARM, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA, 18360, 570-992-6161, Quiet Valley was the homestead of the Depper family, who came here in the 1760’s from Germany.  Visitors can learn about life on small family farms of the 1800s. See guides going about typical tasks such as animal husbandry, spinning, hearth cooking and more. Quiet Valley is open to the public for historic tours in the summer from the 3rd Saturday in June to Labor Day, plus there are several major and minor events. During the rest of the year, th farm is open by reservation for a variety of educational. programs, field trips and workshops. Check the website at 

READING PUBLIC MUSEUM, 500 Museum Road, Reading, PA 19611, 610-371-5850, Homeschool Days at the Reading Public Museum. Join educators from The Museum for an exciting morning filled with special tours and hands-on projects that the whole family can enjoy! Programs are designed for elementary school age students (younger and older siblings are welcome to participate). Reservations Required. Contact Rebeka at 610-371-5850 x227 or email Deadline to register is 24 hours prior to the event.

THE SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART, 137 E. Pitt Street, Bedford, PA 15522, (814) 589-3020, The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art makes art accessible to rural Pennsylvania by providing a gathering space for artists, teachers, students, and more. As the nation’s longest-running museum satellite system, there are five museum facilities each serving their distinct community by displaying everchanging exhibitions of American art from the permanent collection and presenting award-winning educational programs and special projects. At Bedford, enjoy creativity stations that support versatile learning styles to experience art in a hands-on approach in the Children’s Discovery Gallery. Explore seven galleries with artworks by internally known artists like Andy Warhol and local legends from your community.

SORDONI ART GALLERY, 141 S. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, 570-408-4325, The Sordoni Art Gallery is a different kind of classroom. With a mission to encourage an appreciation of the arts within Wilkes-Barre and the surrounding community, we offer a wide variety of free educational events throughout the year. Free group tours and K-12 activities are available by emailing Or visit our website for more information.

THE AMISH VILLAGE, 199 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks, PA 17572, 717-687-8511, The Amish Village offers homeschool groups an exciting and authentic look at the Amish culture. Your experience begins inside an 1840 Amish Farmhouse as a guided tour gives your group an up close and personal view of Amish home life, customs, and traditions. During this 25-minute tour, students can see how the Amish live and ask questions about the Amish lifestyle. After the farmhouse tour, the students can explore the 12-acre property: Barn animals to pet and feed; One-room Amish schoolhouse; Blacksmith Shop; A covered bridge, windmill, & water wheel; A variety of Amish buggies to explore; and a Picnic Area. \

WOLF SANCTUARY OF PA, 465 Speedwell Forge Road, Lititz, PA, 17543, 717-626-4617, Founded in 1980, Wolf Sanctuary of PA is a nonprofit rescue facility offering a lifelong home to over 50 displaced gray wolves and wolfdogs. The sanctuary provides the highest level of care and enrichment to better the lives of these mysterious and misunderstood animals. Educational tours led by passionate volunteers offer an opportunity to view the wolves in their natural habitat and learn about their true nature and importance as a keystone species. Visit the wolves for an enlightening and unforgettable experience. 


LITTLE COMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 548 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI 02837, 401-635-4035, 

NEWPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 82 Touro Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840, (401) 846-0813, The Newport Historical Society is a multi-faceted history-based institution that has three general areas of activity. It retains and preserves significant collections of artifacts, documents and properties. It supports, generates and collates scholarship on the history of Newport County and its place in American history. And, it develops and delivers a variety of educational programs — exhibits, tours, conferences, publications and other formats — to transmit information and open dialogs with the public about history. As a small organization with significant holdings and a large mission, it is specifically a component of the NHS’ strategic plan to work as much with other organizations as possible to expand its reach. We are relentless collaborators. 



BENNINGTON BATTLE MONUMENT, 15 Monument Circle, Bennington, VT 05201, 802-447-0550, The tallest man-made building in the State of Vermont commemorates the Battle of Bennington, a pivotal victory for American forces on the New England front of the American Revolution. On August 16, 1777, Vermont’s Green Mountain Boys, the New Hampshire Militia, and volunteers from Massachusetts, defeated British troops charged with capturing provisions stored at the Bennington military supply depot—the site where the monument stands today. Bennington Battle Monument is the second tallest unreinforced masonry building in the United States.

CHIMNEY POINT STATE HISTORIC SITE, 8149 VT Route 17W, Addison, VT 05491, 802-759-2412, The Chimney Point State Historic Site was established in 1991 as a museum on property purchased by the State of Vermont in 1966 from Mary Barnes. Located on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain at the foot of the Lake Champlain Bridge, Chimney Point explores the history of the area’s three earliest cultures—the Native American, French Colonial, and early American by showcasing the artifacts each left behind. Enjoy the sweeping porch of the c. 1785 tavern with beautiful views of the lake, seasonal and permanent exhibits, programs for school groups, and a variety of interactive events including the annual Northeast Open Atlatl Championship. The grounds of Chimney Point include a picnic area near the lake, a dock for lake access, and outdoor interpretive signs along a path connected by the sidewalks across the Lake Champlain Bridge to paths at Crown Point, New York.

HUBBARDTON BATTLEFIELD STATE HISTORIC SITE, 5696 Monument Hill Road, Hubbardton, VT 05735, 802-273-2282, The battle of Hubbardton, fought in the green hills of Hubbardton in the early morning of July 7, 1777, was the only Revolutionary War battle fought entirely in what would become Vermont soil. It is one of the most successful rear-guard actions in American history. It was here that British Lieutenant General John Burgoyne’s seasoned and well-trained Regulars met the resistance and bravery of Americans in battle for the first time. Lasting between three to five hours, the battle involved approximately 1,200 American soldiers from Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, and 850 British and 180 German troops.

MOUNT INDEPENDENCE STATE HISTORIC SITE, 497 Mount Independence Road, Orwell, VT 05487, 802-948-2000, Mount Independence State Historic Site is one of the nation’s most significant Revolutionary War sites, offering six miles of trails along the archaeological remains of the fortification. Jointly owned and managed by the State of Vermont’s Division for Historic Preservation and the Fort Ticonderoga Association, Mount Independence documents the critical efforts to defend northern New York, New England, and the cause of American liberty. History and nature unite at Mount Independence with a one-of-a-kind experience recounting the gripping story of this significant Revolutionary War fortification and the lives of the soldiers who battled to survive the challenges of war and Mother Nature. Each year special events include guided nature and history hikes on the site’s trails, historical lectures, archaeological investigations, Soldiers Atop the Mount living history weekend, and the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence. The Baldwin Trail meets outdoor trail standards for handicapped accessibility.

PENTANGLE ARTS, 31 The Green, Woodstock, VT  05091, 802 457-3981, Pentangle Arts offers a wonderful selection of Youth In Arts programs, including live theater, summer camps and seasonal activities such as Cookies with Santa. Students are invited to participate in programs of their choice via school collaborations or parental request.  Please contact Alita Wilson, Executive Director, for more information about enjoying our happy, inclusive Youth In Arts programs. :

PRESIDENT CHESTER A. ARTHUR STATE HISTORIC SITE, 4588 Chester Arthur Road, Fairfield, VT 05455, 802-933-8362, The President Chester A. Arthur State Historic Site was the first historic site owned by the State of Vermont. With great fanfare, the granite monument marking what was believed to have been the site of Chester A. Arthur’s birth was dedicated in 1903 on land granted to the State of Vermont by Peter Bent Brigham Northrop. Fifty years later, in 1953, the state oversaw reconstruction of the birthplace using old photographs of the house as a guide. Research has ultimately proven this site was not the location of Arthur’s birth and the true location of his birth is passionately debated. The discrepancy may possibly have been created by Chester Arthur himself, who reduced the date of his birth by one year. Indeed, the house depicted in the photographs and reconstructed in 1953 was the second Vermont home of the future president.

PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE STATE HISTORIC SITE, 3780 Route 100A, Plymouth, VT 05056, 802-672-3773, The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site preserves the birthplace and childhood home of Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States. Brought to the world’s attention on August 3, 1923, when Coolidge took the presidential oath of office in the parlor of his family home, the village appears much as it was during Coolidge’s lifetime. The homes of the Coolidge family, their relatives, and friends edge the small village green, joined by a church, schoolhouse, cheese factory, store with post office and dance hall, and agricultural structures. The bucolic image is completed by the 1924 Summer White House office and the tourists’ cabins constructed in 1927 for the first of many visitors making the pilgrimage to explore the rural environs that shaped Coolidge’s life and those of his ancestors who first settled here in the 1780s. A Museum & Education Center houses the exhibits and archives recounting Coolidge’s private and public lives. Visitors to the Historic Site will enjoy two museum stores, walking trails, and sheltered picnic area. A journey to the Notch ends at the steep hillside cemetery where Calvin Coolidge rests amongst seven generations of his family.

SENATOR JUSTIN MORRILL STATE HISTORISITE, 214 Justin Morrill Highway, Strafford, VT 05072, 802-765-4484, The Senator Justin S. Morrill State Historic Site was the home of Justin Smith Morrill, the longest-serving member of Congress in the first 160 years of its history. He was responsible for the design of his family home in Strafford, Vermont. Constructed in 1851 and enlarged seven years later, the house is an outstanding example of the Gothic Revival style of architecture. Senator Morrill used their architectural handbooks to design his dream house, adapting the forms and details to suit his own vision. He planned the surrounding gardens, studying the romantic landscape movement with its formal yet picturesque plantings, selecting only those plants that would survive the wintry Vermont climate and annually monitored their success again the harsh elements. Today, the homestead that Justin Morrill created in Strafford included a horse barn, carriage barn, icehouse, and blacksmith shop, which reflected Morrill’s diversified interests in farming, as well as the needs of 19th century rural living.

SHELBURNE FARMS, 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, VT, 05482, 802-985-8686, Schedule a self-guided Farmyard Visit for your homeschool group on this beautiful, diversified working farm! From mid-May to mid-October, enjoy a day exploring walking trails, visiting farm animals, learning about cheesemaking, and, of course, savoring farmstead cheddar. Self-guided farmyard visits are $5/child, with scholarships available. When requesting your visit, note that morning spring visits fill quickly, while spring afternoons and fall days tend to be quieter, allowing more time for one-on-one interactions with farmyard educators. 


AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE CENTER, 10 South Market Street, Staunton, Virginia 24401, 877-MUCH-ADO (1-877-682-4236), Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the American Shakespeare Center is at once intimate in scale and epic in imagination—creating vital, sophisticated, and accessible theatre at the Blackfriars Playhouse, the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre. ASC will complete 2022 with tales of magic, courage, and redemption, including two Shakespeare classics tossed by stormy seas, The Tempest and Pericles, and Aimé Césaire’s satire Une Tempête—all playing in rep through November 20. From December 1-30, join us for A Christmas Carol, a beloved audience favorite. For a more in-depth experience, check out ASC’s educational programming led by world-class theatre professionals and teaching artists.

CHINCOTEAGUE BAY FIELD STATION, 34001 Mill Dam Road, Wallops Island, VA 23337, (757) 824-5636, Chincoteague Bay Field Station (CBFS) is a residential environmental education center and research station located in Wallops Island, Virginia. CBFS provides opportunities for learners from all walks of life to participate in hands-on, feet-wet experiences in our unique coastal environment. Located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, CBFS works with both private and public partners to facilitate educational and research opportunities that celebrate the natural, cultural, economic, and technological resources through field-based and hands-on learning. With offerings including school programs, family camps, homeschool programs, university summer courses, research opportunities, adult programs, and more, CBFS has something for everyone!

GEORGE C. MARSHALL INTERNATIONAL CENTER, 312 East Market Street, Leesburg VA 20176, 703-777-1301, The George C. Marshall International Center brings to life the timeless values of selfless service and unwavering integrity to develop visionary leaders worldwide. We educate and inspire the leaders of today and tomorrow to live out General Marshall’s enduring example of ethical leadership. We maintain historic Dodona Manor, General Marshall’s home, as a museum and educational facility to preserve the legacy of an American icon who led the U.S. Army to victory in World War II and promoted post-war peace, democratic values and prosperity through the Marshall Plan.

JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT & AMERICAN REVOLUTION MUSEUM AT YORKTOWN, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, PO Box 1607, Williamsburg, VA 23187-1607,  (757) 253-4939, Right Now for Homeschool students at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Homeschoolers will love discovering the sights and sounds of the 17th and 18th centuries while learning about their nation’s history. Parents will love the variety of curriculum-based education programs offered for a range of grade levels – all taught by trained museum educators. The entire family can take an active roll learning about history at both museums August 31 through September 15 during “Homeschool Family Days” with special admission.

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY OFFICE OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION, 17674 Main Street, Dumfries, VA 22026, 703-792-4754, The Historic Preservation Division hosts a variety of events to introduce the community to Prince William County’s rich historic and cultural past. Events are held at several historic properties including: Rippon Lodge, Ben Lomond Historic Site, Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, Lucasville School, Old Manassas Courthouse. These events allow visitors to explore and discover the families’ , homes, events and the everyday life of Prince William County’s past. We hope you will join us for a step back in time!

SCIENCE MUSEUM OF VIRGINIA, 250 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220, 804-864-1400, 

VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION, 303 Norfolk Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA  24016, 540-342-5670, Bring your group to the Virginia Museum of Transportation for a fun field-trip experience.  We serve all ages and offer interactive, exciting exploration for all.  Upon request, a customized activity can be incorporated into your visit (additional cost).  Come experience all things road, rail and air!