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AMERICAN CLOCK & WATCH MUSEUM, 100 Maple Street,  Bristol, CT 06010, 860-583-6070, info@clockmuseum.org. The American Clock & Watch Museum has one of the largest collections of American clocks and watches in the world with approximately 6,000 timepieces in its collection. As visitors travel through the museum’s eight galleries, many timekeeping devices chime and strike upon the hour.  The museum’s mission is to celebrate the innovation and artistry of the clock and watch industries through unique collections that engage, educate, and enrich its community.  We do this by offering a diverse array of tours, exhibitions, programs, and events for all ages. ClockAndWatchMuseum.org.

PARK CENTRAL, 35 Park Place, Waterbury, CT 06702, 203-756-4639, membership@parkcentralwaterbury.org 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 www.parkcentralwaterbury.org .

STEPPING STONES MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN, 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06850,  (203) 899-0606, info@steppingstonesmuseum.org. Stepping Stones Museum for Children ignites a child’s love of learning through play. Open your world and explore our nine hands-on exhibits and galleries, as well as exciting daily programs and special events. As children see, hear, touch, feel and do, their ever-growing minds venture to amazing new places. Stepping Stones mission is to broaden and enrich the educational opportunities for children ages ten and under and to enhance their understanding of the world. The museum seeks to create an environment that inspires lifelong learning and supports parents, caregivers and educators as facilitators of children’s explorations. www.steppingstonesmuseum.org. 


FORD’S THEATRE, 214 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004,  (202) 638-2941, education@fords.org. Looking to bring your students to see where history happened or to see a performance? Our programs empower teachers, inspire students and strengthen civic and classroom learning. The Ford’s Theatre Education team offers a host of in-person and virtual programs for teachers and students. https://fords.org/teaching-and-learning/education-programs/

PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON HOUSE MUSEUM, 2340 S Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008, 202-387-4062, events@woodrowwilsonhouse.org. https://woodrowwilsonhouse.org/.


B&O RAILROAD MUSEUM, 901 W Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223, 410-752-2490, info@borail.org. The B&O Railroad Museum offers engaging educational programming made just for homeschool students! These curated programs are available for all grade levels. Spend the day at the Birthplace of American Railroading with special activities that explore Railroad Technology and Safety, The Civil War, and more. Students will be able to learn about the Underground Railroad and the Legacy of African American Railroading through the Museum’s latest exhibit – ‘The Underground Railroad: Freedom Seekers on the B&O Railroad.’ While you’re at the Museum, take a ride on the first mile of commercial railroad in the nation and enjoy the B&O’s on-site café. The B&O also offers sensory-friendly resources in support of neurodivergent visitors. Free, gated parking is available as well. https://borail.info/homeschool.

HISTORIC ANNAPOLIS, INC, 99 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, 410-267-7619, info@annapolis.org. 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. https://www.annapolis.org

PINEY POINT LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM & HISTORIC PARK. 44720 Lighthouse Road, Piney Point, MD 20674, 301-994-1471, smmuseumdivision@gmail.com. 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. www.Facebook.com/1836Light.

SAINT CLEMENT’S ISLAND MUSEUM, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point, MD 20626, 301-769-2222, smmuseumdivision@gmail.com. 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. www.Facebook.com/SCIMuseum.

THE OLD JAIL MUSEUM & LEONARDTOWN VISITOR CENTER, 41625 Courthouse Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650, 240-925-3427, smmuseumdivision@gmail.com. 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. www.Facebook.com/TheOldJailMuseum


AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM, 568 Main Street, Hudson, MA, (978) 562 -9182, ahm@collingsfoundation.org, Greetings from the American Heritage Museum! We hope the year is filled with rich educational experiences for you and your home-schooled children. To that end, the education staff at American Heritage Museum is ready to serve as a valued History and Social Science resource for you and your student. The Museum opened in May 2019 and features an extraordinary collection of historical artifacts, military vehicles and rare aircraft displayed in chronological order from the Revolutionary War to the present time. Our country’s history is displayed through a series of dioramas and immersive exhibits within our 67,000 square-foot facility. Each exhibit has reader rails and other forms of media designed to engage, educate, and inspire. www.AmericanHeritageMuseum.org.

CAPE SYMPHONY, 2235 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA 02668, 508.362.2772, sambrosio@capesymphony.org. 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. https://capesymphony.org/education. 

OLD NORTH CHURCH & HISTORIC SITE, 193 Salem Street, Boston MA 02113, 617-523-6676, espence@oldnorth.com. 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. www.oldnorth.com.

PLIMOTH PATUXET MUSEUMS, 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360, (508) 746-162, programs@plimoth.org. 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! https://plimoth.org/group-visits/schools-and-homeschool


AIR ZOO AEROSPACE AND SCIENCE CENTER, 6151 Portage Road, Portage, MI 49002, 269-382-6555. events@airzoo.org. Homeschool Discovery Days are the perfect addition to any homeschool curriculum. Running from October until May, the Air Zoo’s homeschool programs are designed to fulfill both Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Michigan Science Standards with dynamic, hands-on lesson plans and interactive demonstrations! For students Ages 5 – 14, each exciting topic will allow students to get hands on with many aspects of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). https://www.airzoo.org/homeschool-discovery. 

GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC MUSEM, 272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, 616.929.1700. https://www.grpm.org/. 


EAST JERSEY OLD TOWN VILLAGE, 1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, 732-745-3030, history@co.middlesex.nj.us. 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. https://www.middlesexcountynj.gov/history.

MUSEUM OF EARLY TRADES & CRAFTS, 9 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940, 973-377-2982, info@metc.org. Inspire a connection to New Jersey history, culture, trades, and crafts at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts! METC houses multiple exhibit spaces on two levels. Our Permanent Exhibit, Working the Land, tells the stories of those men and women who lived in New Jersey during the early 1800’s, exploring the tools and strategies that helped the people of the time meet the challenges of working the land. Directly across the street from the main museum building is the METC Education Annex. METC Education programs inspire learners of all ages to ask questions about the world around us. Using the history of the early New Jerseyans as our backdrop, our programs emphasize the intersection of history and cultural heritage in New Jersey and support the NJ State educational curriculum. Each one of our specialized programs incorporates authentic materials and objects, offering programs for preschool through grade 12 and each program can be tailored to meet specific needs. metc.org.

NEW JERSEY STATE MUSEUM, 205 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608, 609-292-6464. NJSM.inof@sos.nj.gov. New Jersey State Museum inspires learning through the exploration of science, history, and the arts. View exciting exhibits on a variety of interesting topics from dinosaurs to the arts. Soar through a galaxy of stars during Planetarium showings and enjoy customized star talks too. Explore amazing Archaeology/Ethnography Cultural History, Fine Art and Natural History collections. The New Jersey State Museum is the ultimate field trip filled with discoveries for all. Groups of 15 or more may reserve tours, workshops, and Planetarium shows. Visit statemuseum.nj.gov for descriptions and details.https://state.nj.us/statemuseum/. 

OLD BARRACKS MUSEUM, 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ, 0806, 609 396 1776, info@barracks.org. Built in 1758 to house British soldiers during the French and Indian War, the barracks bore witness to the Battles of Trenton, Washington’s decisive victory in December of 1776. During the later portion of the Revolution, the barracks were utilized as an army hospital and became one of the first places to perform smallpox inoculations, saving thousands of soldiers from perishing from this disease. The barracks became a museum in 1914, and since then the Old Barracks has brought history to life through engaging and educational tours and programming. barracks.org.

THE GROWING STAGE – THE CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF NEW JERSEY, Netcong, NJ 07857, 973-347-4946, boxoffice@growingstage.com. 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. www.growingstage.co


FENTON HISTORY CENTER, 67 Washington Street, Jamestown, NY 14701, (716) 640-2089, info@fentonhistorycenter.org. 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. www.FentonHistoryCenter.org.

McCANN ICE ARENA, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, 845.454.5800, events@mjncenter.org. Our ice rink offers a vibrant environment where you can engage in physical activities, enhance your coordination skills, and foster a sense of camaraderie with fellow skaters! When you visit our ice rink, you’ll have access to a variety of activities suited for skaters of all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced skater, there’s something for everyone. You can take advantage of open skating sessions, or if you prefer more structured activities, we offer lessons with experienced instructor who can guide you in perfecting your technique. Our rink is also home to ice hockey games and thrilling figure skating performances. https://www.mccannicearena.org 

OLANA STATE HISTORIC SITE, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534, 518-567-2170, education@olana.org. Explore Frederic Church’s masterwork, Olana, the most important artist’s home, studio, and designed landscape in the United States through a field trip or virtual tour! Students will learn more about the art, culture, and history of Olana State Historic Site and the Hudson River Valley through place-based learning activities and lessons. Each field trip can be modified to suit classroom and curriculum needs. Grades PreK-12 and education groups | $5-$15 per student | FREE for schools in Columbia and Greene counties. The Olana Partnership is the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit cooperative partner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at Olana State Historic Site.  www.olana.org.

PEEK ’N PEAK RESORT, 1405 Olde Road, Clymer, New York 14724, (716) 355-4141, marketing@visitscott.com. Peek ’n Peak Resort is nestled amongst the foothills of Clymer, NY. Its ideal location along Lake Erie’s snowbelt allows for an average of over 200” of snowfall annually. This provides guests with an ideal winter playground. From the 27 ski and snowboard trails, 3 terrain parks, and Tubing Hill, there is something for everyone at The Peak! Need a break from the cold? Head inside to one of our several dining options around the Resort. Are you ready to experience the charm, adventure, and luxury of Peek’n Peak Resort? Start planning your stay at www.PKNPK.com!

SKI NY SKI & RIDE PASSPORT PROGRAM, PO Box 375, Jamesville NY 13078, 315-696-6550, passport@iskiny.com. The SKI NY Ski & Ride Passport Program allows 3rd and 4th Graders to ski free* up two times per participating ski area with an adult lift ticket purchase. Find out more at our website. *$41 processing fee applies. https://www.iskiny.com/ski-ride/ski-ny-ski-ride-passport-program.

UTICA ZOO, 1 Utica Zoo Way, Utica, NY 13501, 315-738-0472, info@uticazoo.org. The Utica Zoo, located in the heart of New York State, is home to more than 200 animals from around the world. As an AZA-accredited animal care institution, we share a common quest to educate visitors, communities, and students of all ages about the conservation status of species, the challenges which make survival questionable, and what we can do to mitigate threats against the animal kingdom. The Utica Zoo aims to create unique experiences for their visitors and to foster appreciation for all forms of wildlife through education, conservation, and recreation. From the mighty African Lion to the adorable Red Panda, the Utica Zoo offers family fun for visitors of all ages. www.uticazoo.org.


ALPINE HILLS HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 106 West Main Street, P.O. Box 293, Sugarcreek, OH   44681, 330-852-4113, alpinehillsc@gmail.com, alpinehillssugarcreek.com. 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 photographers wagon. alpinehillssugarcreek.com 

AULLWOOD AUDUBON, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton, OH 45414, (937) 890-7360, education@aullwood.org. 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 that focuses on 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 and farmland (and farm animals!) with eight miles of walking trails. Aullwood’s new exhibit, “The Troll That Hatched an Egg by Thomas Dambo” is combining 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! https://aullwood.audubon.org/programs/education-programs

BECK CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 17801 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood OH 44107, 216-521-2540, boxoffice@beckcenter.org. PROFESSIONAL THEATER | EDUCATION | EXHIBITIONS | COMMUNITY PROGRAMS | CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIES. Beck Center for the Arts is more than a non-profit organization that combines professional theater with arts education in Northeast Ohio. We create arts experiences for all ages and abilities as individual as the people we serve. https://www.beckcenter.org/. 

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION, 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202,  (513) 977-4116, education@cincinnatiarts.org. Cincinnati Arts Association is proud to present SchoolTime performances throughout the year! Your students can experience the magic of live, professional theatre at the Aronoff Center. https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/education-community/school-youth/schooltime 

ERNEST WARTHER MUSEUM, 331 Karl Avenue, Dover, Ohio 44622, 330-505-6003, info@thewarthermuseum.com. It all started when Ernest Warther lost his father at the age of three, in 1888, forcing him to take his first job at the age of five, where he found a pocket knife. In 82 years, he would hand-sculpt over sixty works focusing on the steam-engine. The result earned him the title of the World’s Master Carver. Ernest Warther Museum and Gardens is built around the original location of Ernest and his wife’s home, his original workshop, and the first museum which opened on May 10, 1936, in their backyard. Come and experience the inspirational life-story and hand-sculpted works by Ernest “Mooney” Warther, the World’s Master Carver. http://www.warthermuseum.com.

FORT LAURENS MUSEUM, 11067 Fort Laurens Rd NW, Bolivar, OH 44612, 330-874-3011, fortlaurens@gmail.com. Fort Laurens is Ohio’s only Revolutionary War fort and features a museum, memorial, Tomb of the Unknown Patriot and visible outline of the original fort. The site was considered a stepping stone to stage an attack on the British at Fort Detroit during the American Revolution. Visitors learn about the lives of frontier soldiers though video and artifacts excavated onsite. Homeschool groups are welcome for private tours and special events like Archaeology School Day, held each April. Open May-October. Consider a combined trip to our sister site Historic Zoar Village – just 3 miles away and on the National Register of Historic Places! https://www.fortlaurensmuseum.org/.

HISTORIC ZOAR VILLAGE, 198 Main Street, Zoar, OH 44697, 330-874-3011 or 800-262-6195, zoarinfo@historiczoarvillage.com. Historic Zoar Village was founded by German Separatists in 1817 as a communal settlement and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Against the backdrop of historically accurate architecture, homeschool students learn about 19th century life through hands-on activities, demonstrations, and museum tours. Popular programs include Spring into Zoar, Civil War School Day and Zoar and the Presidents, although private tours for homeschool groups are welcome any time during the season, April-October. Consider a combined trip to our sister site Fort Laurens – just 3 miles away and Ohio’s only Revolutionary War-era fort! https://historiczoarvillage.com/.

MAPS AIR MUSEUM, 2260 International Parkway, North Canton, Ohio, 44720, 330-896-6332, kimball.reed@mapsairmuseum.org. 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! https://mapsairmuseum.org/

MASSILLON MUSEUM, 121 Lincoln Way East, Massillon, Ohio 44646, 330.833.4061, sltoole@massillonmuseum.org. 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 sltoole@massillonmuseum.org 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. www.MassillonMuseum.org. 

STAN HYWET HALL & GARDENS, 714 North Portage Path, Akron OH  44303, 330-836-5533, info@stanhywet.org. Akron’s Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is the former home of F.A. Seiberling (co-founder of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.) and his family. Now a museum, this nationally recognized estate features tours and activities and learning experiences for all ages, including many family-friendly activities. The Estate includes a 64,500 square foot, 65-room Tudor revival Manor House, 70 acres of historic gardens and grounds, the Corbin Conservatory, the Gate Lodge and seasonal exhibits and events. The estate also features Molly’s Shop & Café where guests may buy a keepsake or grab a bite to eat. http://www.stanhywet.org. 


BALLET GUILD OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, 556 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018, 610-865-0353, pyb@rcn.com. 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. Choose one week, two weeks, or more to fit with your schedule!  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. https://www.bglv.org/classes/summer-dance-program/.

CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER, 1 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400, CustomerService@CarnegieScienceCenter.org. Explore the wonders of science with Carnegie Science Center field trips and experiences. One way to supplement your homeschooling curriculum is by embarking on a customized hands-on learning experience that provides an enriching, inspiring, and flexible opportunity to enhance children’s STEM education. From exploring interactive exhibits to witnessing live science demonstrations, the Science Center makes complex subjects come alive.  Participate in monthly SciTech Days, partake in 3D-printed maker workshops, or dive into special themed learning experiences with STEM Adventures. Whether your child is captivated by space exploration, the human body, or biology, there is something for everyone. Your child can build friendships, share their interests, and learn from their peers in a supportive environment. https://carnegiesciencecenter.org/groups-and-schools/on-site-educational-field trips/?utm_source=20230223HSCHGUIDE&utm_medium=320×250&utm_campaign=FieldTrips&utm_id=20230223. 

GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTER, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325, 877-874-2478, reservations@gettysburgfoundation.org. 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. www. gettysburgfoundation.org.

GLENCAIRN MUSEUM, P.O. Box 757, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009, 267.502.2600, info@glencairnmuseum.org. Glencairn, a medieval-looking castle, was once the home of the Pitcairn family. The building now serves as a museum of religious art and history. The collection includes art and artifacts from the Ancient Near East, Asia, Egypt, Greece and Rome, Medieval Europe, and Indigenous America.  www.GlencairnMuseum.org 

HAWK MOUNTAIN SANCTUARY, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA 19529, 610-756-6961, info@hawkmountain.org. 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. www.hawkmountain.org. 

ISETT HERITAGE MUSEUM, 11941 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA  16652, 814-643-9600, isetthmuseum@gmail.com. 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 http://isettacres.com/ or contact us at 814-643-9600.

JULIUS STURGIS PRETZEL BAKERY, 219 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543, 717-626-4354. info@juliussturgis.com. 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 https://juliussturgis.com/

MID ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM, 11 Museum Drive, Reading, PA 19605, (610) 372-7333, maam@maam.org. 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.  maam.org. 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. maam.org. 

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF INDUSTRIAL HISTORY, 602 East Second Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015, 610-694-6644, info@nmih.org. 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. https://www.nmih.org/.

NED SMITH CENTER FOR NATURE & ART, 176 Water Company Road, Millersburg PA, 17061, 717-692-3699, info@nedsmithcenter.org. “Seeing is more than merely looking, it involves noticing things” – Ned Smith. Rooted in the scenic Susquehanna Valley of Central Pennsylvania, we strive to be the leading institution for the collection and dissemination of art and natural history knowledge, particularly when the two intersect and reinforce one another. We are the repository for the art, writings and other work of the late Ned Smith, from whose life the center takes its original inspiration. The center seeks to appeal to all ages, races and genders across Pennsylvania and beyond. The mission of the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art is to honor the legacy of Ned Smith by merging the arts and natural world through education, exhibition, and experiences. nedsmithcenter.org. 

PENNSYLVANIA LUMBER MUSEUM, 5660 US Route 6, Ulysses TWP, PA 16948, 814-435-2652, palumbermuseum@gmail.com. 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. http://lumbermuseum.org/

PEARL S. BUCK HOUSE, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie Pa  18944, 215-249-0100, info@pearlsbuck.org. The Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark museum in Bucks County, PA, was the home of Pearl S. Buck and her family. The beautiful and iconic Bucks County stone farmhouse contains a rich, intact collection from the extraordinary (the typewriter on which she wrote The Good Earth) to the ordinary (a closet full of board games her family played). The Pearl S. Buck House, known as Green Hills Farm, offers a variety of educational programs for k-12 students. The museum is one of a few National Historic Landmarks committed to preserving the legacy of a woman with an intact personal collection. Programs meet Pennsylvania Standards and can be tailored or customized to educator needs. Programs are available Tuesday-Friday, year-round. Public, private, and home schools welcome. www.pearlsbuck.org/intercultural-education/field-trips/.

PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE, 2900 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15201, 412-454-9101, groupsales@pittsburghballet.org. This year Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will offer Nutcracker experiences for children of all ages. Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will be presenting the holiday classic at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh from Dec. 8-28. PBT will offer a student matinee on Friday, December 8th at 11:00 a.m. so students can enjoy the magic of live theater as they join Marie, her Nutcracker prince and hundreds of colorful characters for an unforgettable adventure through the Land of Enchantment. Tickets are available at a discounted student price. Also, join us for our Beauty and the Beast student matinee on Friday, February 23rd at 11:00 a.m. https://www.pbt.org/performances-tickets/get-best-value/stumat/.

QUIET VALLEY LIVING HISTORICAL FARM, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA, 18360, 570-992-6161, farm@quietvalley.org. 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 https://quietvalley.org.

RAILROAD MUSEUM OF PENNSYLVANIA, P. O. Box 125, 300 Gap Road, PA Route 741, Strasburg, PA 17579, (717) 687-8628, info@rrmuseumpa.org. The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania preserves and showcases the awe-inspiring power of trains in a world-class collection of 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars, spanning the mid-19th through the late 20th century.  You’ll discover first-hand the captivating personal stories and the thousands of fascinating artifacts that demonstrate the role railroads have played, past and present, in building our nation and shaping our daily lives.  Established by an act of state legislature and opened to the public in 1975, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s official railroad museum and ranks among the world’s finest railroad museums. https://www.rrmuseumpa.org 

READING PUBLIC MUSEUM, 500 Museum Road, Reading, PA 19611, 610-371-5850, info@readingpublicmseum.org. 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 rebeka.birch@readingpublicmuseum.org. Deadline to register is 24 hours prior to the event. www.readingpublicmuseum.org. 

SORDONI ART GALLERY, 141 S. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, 570-408-4325, melissa.carestia@wilkes.edu. 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 melissa.carestia@wilkes.edu. Or visit our website for more information. https://www.wilkes.edu/about-wilkes/arts/sordoni-art-gallery/kids-at-sag.aspx.

THE AMISH VILLAGE, 199 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks, PA 17572, 717-687-8511, Groups@AmishVillage.com. 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. \ https://www.amishvillage.com/.

WOLF SANCTUARY OF PA, 465 Speedwell Forge Road, Lititz, PA, 17543, 717-626-4617, wolfsanctuary@gmail.com. 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.  https://wolfsanctuarypa.org/


JOHN BROWN HOUSE MUSEUM, 52 Power Street, Providence, RI 02906, jbh@rihs.org.  https://www.rihs.org/locations/the-john-brown-house-museum/

SOUTH COUNTY MUSEUM, 115 Strathmore Street, Narragansett, RI 02882, 401-786-2442, info@southcountymuseum.org. South County Museum has celebrated Rhode Island’s coastal legacy since 1933. Explore history in the Metz Exhibition Hall and learn about prevalent trades in early Rhode Island. Gain hands-on craft experience in our maker spaces, and watch artisans at work in the blacksmith shop, print shop, carpentry barn, and fiber shed. Workshops are currently available in blacksmithing and textile arts. Wander through the Canonchet Estate’s stable ruins and visit our Rhode Island Red heritage flock and our other farm animals. Our museum aims to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of Rhode Island’s rich history. https://www.southcountymuseum.org.


PENTANGLE ARTS, 31 The Green, Woodstock, VT  05091, 802 457-3981, director@pentanglearts.org. 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. pentanglearts.org. 

SMUGGLERS’ NOTCH RESORT, 4323 Vermont Route 108 South, Jeffersonville, VT 05464-9537, (802) 332-6854, smuggs@smuggs.com. https://www.smuggs.com/ 


AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE CENTER, 10 South Market Street, Staunton, Virginia 24401, 1-877-MUCH-ADO (1-877-682-4236), info@americanshakespearecenter.com. 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 the 2023 season with three Shakespeare classics Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, and Coriolanus all playing in rep through November 19. From December 1-30, join us for A Christmas Carol, a beloved audience favorite. ASC will begin the new year with tales of power, magic, and love with the opening of Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice, a world premiere adaptation by Emma Whipday. For a more in-depth experience, check out ASC’s educational programming led by world-class theatre professionals and teaching artists. www.americanshakespearecenter.com.

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG FOUNDATION, 101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185, 1-800-228-8878, groupsales@cwf.org. At Colonial Williamsburg, homeschoolers and their families can discover history brought to life through experiential learning. Join us to visit the historic sites where Revolutionary ideas were shaped, meet the tradespeople whose craftsmanship supported the War for Independence, and much more. We offer exclusive pricing year-round for homeschool groups of all sizes in addition to a wide variety of teaching resources. Choose from single- or multi-day tickets, self-guided or premium guided tours, or our new interpretive stations. For smaller homeschool groups, we offer Homeschool Days with discounted tickets at special times in the spring and fall of each year. Colonialwilliamsburg.org/grouptours.

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY OFFICE OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION, 17674 Main Street, Dumfries, VA 22026, 703-792-4754, historicpreservation@pwcgov.org. 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! www.pwcgov.org/history.