Are you looking for great field trip ideas for your homeschooled children? Searching for the perfect educational and/or recreational vacation to take with the whole family? Then the Homeschoolers Guide to Field Trips & Family Vacations is for you!

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AMERICAN VILLAGE, 3727 Highway 119, Montevallo, AL 35115, (205) 665-3535, javerett@americanvillage.org (school contact). Experience the stories of America’s journey for independence, liberty, and self-government. Step into the scenes and experience the risks, uncertainties, and dramatic events as they unfolded during America’s revolutionary decision to declare its independence. More than a field trip, the American Village educational programs are tied to objectives in state courses of study in history, civics, and government. Students from every grade level benefit as they participate in experiential learning. Unique in its mission to strengthen and renew the foundations of American liberty and self-government through citizenship education, the American Village is an educational experience like no other! www.americanvillage.org.

HUNTSVILLE MUSEUM OF ART, 300 Church Street SW, Huntsville, AL 35801, 256-535-4350, acreel@hsvmuseum.org. The Huntsville Museum of Art welcome groups to experience Docent-Led Tours. Participating in a guided tour can make a lasting impression on any group, whether adult or student, and will aid visitors with understanding the artworks in an exhibit on a more complete level. In addition, the Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Academy offers an Art for Homeschooled Students’ program during the school year. More information is under Learn on the Museum’s website. hsvmuseum.org.

USS ALABAMA BATTLESHIP MEMORIAL PARK, 2703 Battleship Pkwy, Mobile, AL, 36602, 251-433-2703, aryan@ussalabama.com. Step back in time as you explore the WWII battleship USS ALABAMA and submarine USS DRUM, both national historic landmarks. On the USS ALABAMA, you will explore 12 decks, from the bridge all the way down to the engine room. On the USS DRUM, walk inside a real submarine and see how 72 crew members lived while on patrol. Discover over 30 historic planes, military vehicles and more in the Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion, including a B-25 Mitchell Bomber and A-12 spy plane. The self-guided tour allows everyone to spend time exploring and learning at their own pace. As you walk the grounds, you will see several memorials honoring our veterans. We recommend planning on three hours to tour. https://www.ussalabama.com/education/


DINOSAUR WORLD, 5145 Harvey Tew Road, Plant City, FL 3356 5, 813-717-9865 ext. 201, info@dinosaurworld.com. Dig for fossils and pan for minerals and gems with an Excavation Pass. Learn what it’s like to be a Paleontologist at the Exploration Cave and put your Paleontology fieldwork knowledge to the test at the Boneyard. Take a relaxing train ride through lush Florida nature and see the dinosaurs up close. At the Touch-and-Tell guess the dinosaur without sight. Visit Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age. Don’t miss The Doom of the Dinosaurs – a new exhibit featuring 15 casts from the last dinosaurs that roamed the Earth. Play golf at Jurassic Mini Golf surrounded by dinosaurs. www.dinosaurworld.com

HISTORY OF DIVING MUSEUM, 82990 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036, 305-664-9737, director@divingmuseum.org. Dive in for family fun and a creative learning experience. HDM is dedicated to telling the story of the “Quest to Explore Under the Sea.” Visitors venture through 4,000 years of history from early breath-hold diving to modern SCUBA. Peak into William Beebe’s lab and see what the Father of Marine Biology used to study the world below. The international collection highlights a diverse selection of early pioneers throughout the 14 core exhibits and 2 annual limited-time Featured Exhibits. Enjoy hands-on displays, fun scavenger hunts and take-home activity guides for students. The Museum is open daily from 10am-5pm. www.divingmuseum.org.

MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS BISCAYNE NATURE CENTER, 6767 Crandon Blvd, Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, (305) 361-6767,  reservations@biscaynenaturecenter.org. Join us for an unforgettable summer adventure! Experience the perfect blend of marine science and arts at our camp led by marine biologists, naturalists, and counselors. Enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkeling alongside creative activities like music, poetry, and visual arts projects. Explore seagrass beds, mangroves, and fossilized reefs, and engage in hands-on science fun like squid dissection and beach games. Elevate your knowledge and skills! Receive a certificate upon completion. Don’t miss out! Camp starts June 10th, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5 pm at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center. 6767 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL. https://biscaynenaturecenter.org/summer_camp/.

TALLAHASSEE MUSEUM, 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, Florida, 32310, (850)575-8684, pr@tallahasseemuseum.org. With 52 acres of natural wonders, historic buildings, high-flying adventures, and animal exhibits, this is no typical museum. The Tallahassee Museum is located along Lake Bradford, affording guests the opportunity to learn outside the four walls of a typical museum and into nature itself. Explore life on the historic 1880s Big Bend Farm or travel the Wildlife Florida Trail to learn about the Florida panther, bobcats, alligators, and more. Along the way, the creativity of Jim Gary’s Twentieth Century Dinosaurs and the thrill of Tallahassee Tree-to-Tree Adventures add to the eclectic group of attractions we are proud to offer. www.tallahasseemuseum.org.

TAMPA BAY HISTORY CENTER, 801 Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602. (813) 228-0097, info@tampabayhistorycenter.org. The Tampa Bay History Center is one of the city’s premier cultural venues and an anchor of the Tampa Riverwalk on Water Street. Explore a world where stories unfold around every corner. Three levels of exhibit galleries invite you on a journey through time. Engage with history talks that transform learning into a quest for knowledge or join us for public events that go beyond entertainment, fostering a connection to our collective history and future. Here, each visit is a voyage of discovery for curious minds of all ages. https://tampabayhistorycenter.org/


ARTS CENTER OF MOULTRIE, 401 7th Avenue SW, Moultrie, GA 31768, 229-985-1922, director@moultriearts.org. The Arts Center of Moultrie is a creative and cultural resource that provides an engaging arts education for children and adults, acts as a steward of permanent collections, and maintains a landmark facility that enriches Colquitt County and all of our neighboring communities. Since our inception, it has been very important for us to share our programs and love for the arts with the community, with an ever-present goal of enriching the lives and minds of all. Activities at the Arts Center are as diverse as the people who live in our community. With the support and enthusiasm for the arts from the community, we have been able to provide classes year-round, and have specially designed programming to provide an enriched and extended education to our community and many of its special groups. www.moultriearts.org.

GEORGIA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah, GA 31401, 912-651-6823, info@chsgeorgia.org. This National Historic Landmark features the largest and most complete Antebellum railroad facility of its kind still in existence in the world. The museum brings to life experiences of being an industrial railroad worker and engages guests in interactive experiences, such as participating on the handcar, touring the historic railcars, and taking a guided site tour by train, which showcases the fully operational turntable. This museum is part of Tricentennial Park, Coastal Heritage Society’s family-friendly downtown museum complex. www.chsgeorgia.org/gsrm.

HARPER FOWLKES HOUSE, 230 Barnard Street, Savannah, GA 31401, 912-234-2180, info@chsgeorgia.org. Designed by Charles B. Cluskey, this 1842 Greek revival mansion is noted for its unique columns, richly furnished interiors, important oil portraits, and original architectural details. The home remained in the Champion-McAlpin family from 1843 through 1939 when Alida Harper Fowlkes, a local entrepreneur and preservationist, purchased it as her home. In 1985, she willed the house to The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia. After years of repairs and renovations, the Harper Fowlkes House opened in 2008 as a museum to share the vision and mission Alida saw for the future of the home. www.chsgeorgia.org/hfh.

NORTHEAST GEORGIA HISTORY CENTER, 322 Academy Street NE, Gainesville, GA 30501, 770-297-5900, info@negahc.org. Located at Brenau University, the Northeast Georgia History Center is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the region. We offer a variety of educational programs and exhibits that bring history to life for people of all ages including Homeschool Days, Living History Events, the Forum Lecture Series, and more. www.negahc.org.

OLD FORT JACKSON, 1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, GA 31404, 912-232-3945, info@chsgeorgia.org. Constructed in 1808, Old Fort Jackson is the oldest standing brick fort in the state of Georgia and a National Historic Landmark. The daily interactive programming for kids, adults, and families covers three wars, the many diverse military units once stationed there, and includes immersive experiences of life as a soldier, communication, medical aid, and an exciting cannon firing demonstration. Located only minutes away from historic downtown Savannah, Old Fort Jackson features expansive views of Savannah’s waterfront and ships entering the Port of Savannah.  www.chsgeorgia.org/ofj.

PIN POINT HERITAGE MUSEUM, 9924 Pin Point Ave  nue, Savannah, GA 31406, 912-355-0064, info@chsgeorgia.org. Founded in 1896 by freedmen after the Civil War, the Gullah/Geechee community of Pin Point lived a quiet, secluded life by the water for generations and many residents worked at the A.S. Varn & Son Oyster and Crab Factory. The former factory has been transformed into an educational center for visitors to learn about Gullah/Geechee culture through this community’s unique lifeways, from daily life to religion, language and food. www.chsgeorgia.org/phm.

SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, 655 Louisville Road, Savannah, GA 31401, 912-651-4292, info@chsgeorgia.org. Savannah Children’s Museum was unveiled in 2012 as an adaptive reuse project in the historic Central of Georgia Railway Carpentry Shop. The entirely outdoor museum features over a dozen exhibits and programs, including an exploration maze, reading nook, and sensory garden, designed to expand the imaginations of children, encourage hands-on learning through play, and engage children’s critical thinking skills. Savannah Children’s Museum is part of Tricentennial Park located in downtown Savannah. www.chsgeorgia.org/scm.

SAVANNAH HISTORY MUSEUM, 303 MLK Jr, Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401, 912-651-6825, info@chsgeorgia.org. Savannah History Museum Savannah History Museum presents history from 1733 to modern day and includes many exhibits that highlight the city’s military, musical, and cultural contributions, including a Juliette Gordon Low exhibit and the famous bench from the movie Forest Gump. Situated just across the street, Battlefield Memorial Park commemorates those who fought in the 1779 Battle of Savannah during the American Revolution. Located within the historic Central of Georgia Railway Passenger Station, this museum is part of Tricentennial Park, Coastal Heritage Society’s family-friendly downtown museum complex with three sites covering three centuries of history. www.chsgeorgia.org/shm.


ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE, 316 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202, lace@actorstheatre.org. Actors Theatre of Louisville cultivates life-long learners. Invigorated by the belief that art-based tools set young people up for success in all areas of life, our Learning and Creative Engagement initiatives offer various points of entry in school, onstage, and online. https://www.actorstheatre.org/lace/. 

ASHLAND, THE HENRY CLAY ESTATE, 120 Sycamore Road, Lexington, KY 40502-1842, (859) 266-8581 ext. 205, cjames@henryclay.org. Plan Your Field Trip to Ashland – The Henry Clay Estate: Step into history at Ashland, Henry Clay’s Estate in Lexington, KY. Uncover two centuries of significance, meet historical figures, and witness the legacy of the Great Compromiser. A National Historic Landmark since 1961, Ashland offers a tangible connection to our nation’s past. Explore the tapestry of history within its walls! TOUR OPTIONS: Signature Henry Clay Tour-Join this one-hour exploration of the mansion with a focus on Henry Clay, compromise, and the pivotal issue of slavery. Traces: Slavery at Ashland-In a 45 minute to one-hour tour, you’ll walk in the footsteps of those enslaved, exploring family units, farming, and labor practices. Women’s Voices-Explore the changing roles of women at Ashland in this one-hour tour, highlighting nine women from the late 18th to the mid-20th centuries. henryclay.org.

BAREFOOT REPUBLIC, 8824 Brownsford Road, Fountain Run, KY 42133, 615-599-9686, hallie@barefootrepublic.org. Make plans to join us for day or overnight camp this Summer! Barefoot Republic offers a variety of athletic, artistic, and outdoor adventure activities for kids from kindergarten to 11th grade. Including archery, horseback riding, dance, soccer, extreme sports, music and more. OUR MISSION is to facilitate Christ-centered relationships between individuals from diverse racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. All children are welcome, no child is turned away due to finances. Need-based scholarships are available for all camp programs. Register today at barefootrepublic.org.

BLUEGRASS MUSIC ACADEMY, 311 W 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42301, 270-926-7891, randy@bluegrassmuseum.org. The Bluegrass Music Academy is online video lessons taught by Randy Lanham, the Education Director at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Easy to learn songs on the fiddle, mandolin, and guitar. Line by line and part by part you can learn simple songs in no time. Randy uses his 20+ years of experience teaching thousands of students of all ages and makes it Easy – Fast – Fun. www.BluegrassMusicAcademy.org.

THE STEPHEN FOSTER STORY, 411 East Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY  40004, (502) 348-5971, info@stephenfoster.com. American History comes to life onstage with music, drama, dance and costumes.  Enjoy the story of America’s great composer, and the people who inspired him, with songs like Oh! Susanna, Beautiful Dreamer, Camptown Races and My Old Kentucky Home…all on the beautiful state park grounds, surrounded by a canopy of trees. www.stephenfoster.com.


CLINTON COMMUNITY NATURE CENTER, 617 Dunton Road, Clinton, MS 39056, 601-926-1104, ccnaturecenter@gmail.com. History and nature meet at Clinton Community Nature Center! Enjoy miles of walking trails, a children’s play area, a seasonal “splash pad,” historic landmarks, educational lectures, and a variety of family-friendly special events throughout the year… all located on 32-acres of native forest in the heart of Clinton, Mississippi! Follow us on social media or subscribe to our monthly newsletter to hear about events available for a variety of age groups! www.ClintonNatureCenter.org.

INFINITY SCIENCE CENTER, 1 Discovery Circle, Pearlington, MS 39572, 228-533-9024, guestservices@vistinfinity.com. INFINITY Science Center, a non-profit museum, offers an enriching learning experience, blending space, Earth science, engineering, and technology. Host to the NASA Stennis Visitor Center, it’s a hub of innovation. With two floors showcasing over fifty years of NASA history and educational exhibits, it aims to inspire with captivating indoor and outdoor displays. From tsunami buoys to the awe-inspiring Apollo Saturn V first stage, INFINITY fosters curiosity, making science accessible and enjoyable for all. Admission: Adults (ages 14-54): $15; Children (ages 4-13): $10; Ages 3 & under: Free; Seniors/Military/First Responders: $13; Senior Thursdays: $9; Group Rate (for groups of 20 or more guests): $9. https://www.visitinfinity.com/.

THE CROSBY ARBORETUM, 370 Ridge Road, Picayune, MS 39466, 601-799-2311, s.lowe@msstate.edu; barb.medlock@msstate.edu. The Crosby Arboretum is dedicated to educating the public about their environment. This mission is carried out by preserving, protecting, and displaying plants native to the Pearl River Drainage Basin ecosystem, providing environmental and botanical research opportunities, and offering cultural, scientific, and recreational programs. The Arboretum displays three basic habitats found in this ecosystem. They are a Savanna exhibit, a Woodland exhibit, and an Aquatic exhibit. Both drastic and subtle changes in landscape patterns can be observed within each exhibit. In addition to the 104-acre interpretive site, the Arboretum also collectively maintains 700 acres of off-site natural areas that are preserved for scientific study. Crosbyarboretum.msstate.edu.


EARL SCRUGGS CENTER, 103 South Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28150, 704-487-6233, info@EarlScruggsCenter.org. Enhance your classroom curriculum with an interactive, inexpensive learning experience from the Earl Scruggs Center.  The Earl Scruggs Center offers in-museum and outreach opportunities which inspire learners to express their opinions, interact with material culture, recognize diversity in a community’s shared history and practice historical empathy.  Through the life of Cleveland County native Earl Scruggs and his worldwide impact, learners will discover the people of the region, the challenges they faced and the changes they have made. www.EarlScruggsCenter.org.

MOREHEAD PLANETARIUM & SCIENCE CNETER, 250 E Franklin St | UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC 27514, 919.962.1236, mpsc_tickets@unc.edu, moreheadplanetarium.org

NASHER MUSEUM OF ART AT DUKE UNIVERSITY, 2001 Campus Dr., Durham, NC, 27705. We are delighted to invite you and your kids to the Nasher Museum of Art! Bring your students to one of our standard-aligned programs, or work with us to create a custom-designed experience to target your specific learning objectives. The Nasher Museum is dedicated to presenting innovative and accessible collections, exhibitions, publications, and programs that stimulate intellectual discourse, enrich individual lives and generate new knowledge. Our current exhibitions feature some of today’s best contemporary art and historical treasures from Africa, Medieval Europe, and the Americas.
Explore our collections online: https://nasher.duke.edu/ 

THE ELIZABETHAN GARDENS, 1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954, 252-473-3234, ProgramsManager@elizabethangardens.org. An outdoor garden for everyone! The Elizabethan Gardens is a 10-acre botanical garden where you and your students can explore nature, plants, and the outdoors on Roanoke Island in the scenic Outer Banks of North Carolina. Whether you are a homeschool family, private or public school, or adult tour group, the Gardens has learning opportunities for all ages! Our homeschool programs give school-age children the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning activities throughout the Gardens. Each month students can discover unique science-based topics that take them on a journey to investigate plants, the forest, and the environment. www.elizabethangardens.org.


CHARLESTON COUNTY PARKS, 861 Riverland Drive, Charleston, SC    29412, 843-795-4386, customerservice@ccprc.com. Charleston County Parks in Charleston, SC feature a variety of ecosystems just waiting to be explored by young learners. The Homeschool in the Parks series teaches natural and cultural history through games, exploration, and hands-on activities. Each program is led by a professional interpreter and highlights an ecosystem, animal, or culturally significant story in the parks. https://www.ccprc.com/110/Youth-Activities

HUNLEY, Friends of the Hunley, 1250 Supply Street, North Charleston, SC 29405, 843-743-4865, info@hunley.org, A visit to Hunley is remarkable and an entertaining educational experience. During the Civil War, the Hunley became the first submarine in world history to sink an enemy ship. After completing the mission, she mysteriously vanished. Lost at sea for over a century, the Hunley was raised from the ocean floor in 2000. A visit includes viewing the Hunley in her 90,000-gallon conservation tank, artifacts found onboard the submarine during excavation of the crew compartment, and 8,000 square feet of interactive exhibits covering the history, archaeology, engineering, and conservation sciences used in the Hunley project. www.hunley.org.


AMERICAN MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND ENERGY, 115 Main Street East, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, 865.294.4531, jtackett@amse.org. AMSE tells the story of the advances in science and engineering that have occurred in Oak Ridge since the first days of the Manhattan Project. We are a national resource that is proud to be located in east Tennessee, a region that has been and remains on the cutting-edge of scientific innovation. AMSE is a powerful engine of STEAM education and inspiration. With our fun, interactive exhibits and programs, every day we tell visitors from around the globe exciting, world-changing stories and we help explain how our world and universe works. Come join us at AMSE, where science comes alive. https://amse.org/.

ANDREW JACKSON’S HERMITAGE, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville, TN 37076, 615-889-2941, education@thehermitage.com. Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage believes in the value of education and offers a wealth of excellent and challenging opportunities for homeschoolers, scouting groups, youth leaders and educators. Program topics range from life in the 19th century and Andrew Jackson’s presidency to civic education. Methods include facilitated dialogue, visual thinking strategies, inquiry, and project-based learning. We provide annual teacher training workshops that explore a variety of topics as well. Future Presidents of America Youth Leadership Camp also happens every summer, developing leadership skills, individual confidence, and civic literacy to students ages 12 to 16. https://thehermitage.com/education. 

BAREFOOT REPUBLIC, 8824 Brownsford Road, Fountain Run, KY 42133, 615-599-9686, hallie@barefootrepublic.org. Make plans to join us for day or overnight camp this Summer! Barefoot Republic offers a variety of athletic, artistic, and outdoor adventure activities for kids from kindergarten to 11th grade. Including archery, horseback riding, dance, soccer, extreme sports, music and more. OUR MISSION is to facilitate Christ-centered relationships between individuals from diverse racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. All children are welcome, no child is turned away due to finances. Need-based scholarships are available for all camp programs. Register today at barefootrepublic.org.

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM, 222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 416-2001, schools@countrymusichalloffame.org. The Museum’s Homeschool Days provide interactive, engaging educational programs based on themes relevant to our one-of-a-kind collection. This year’s Homeschool Days include “Discover Linda Ronstadt Music Making Program” (May 7, 2024, 2:00 PM), “Is It a Fiddle or a Violin?” (August 21, 2024, 10:00 AM), or “String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry” (December 5, 2024,11:00 AM). Each Homeschool Day program is approximately one hour long and includes an optional one-hour tour to follow. Visit our website for details. https://www.countrymusichalloffame.org/learn/homeschool-programs.

MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117, 901-636-4100, info@membg.org. Nature is your classroom at the Memphis Botanic Garden! The 96-acre property includes 30 specialty gardens and a Level 4 Arboretum. The Garden offers a range of opportunities for homeschoolers. Homeschool groups can sign up for field trips, festivals, or programs. Sessions are offered on a diverse range of topics and are scheduled to fit your calendar. Not in a homeschool group. The Garden also offers fall and spring semester-based opportunities for children aged 6-12. Help bring your curriculum to life with these engaging & exciting lessons for your homeschool students https://membg.org/.

METAL MUSEUM, 374 Metal Museum Drive, Memphis, TN 38106, (901) 774-6380, info@metalmuseum.org. https://www.metalmuseum.org.

MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER @ 5IVE POINTS, 200 Inman Street East, Cleveland, TN 37311, 423-339-9012 x 105, dwatkins@museumcenter.org. The Museum and Cultural Center at 5ive Points offers several programming options for our public, private, and home school communities throughout the Ocoee Region and beyond. So much fun you hardly notice your learning! Through hands-on learning, students can look to the past and make our history come alive. Our field trips combine a tour of exhibits, a trunk presentation, and a craft. Each tour allows for customization. Contact us today to create the perfect tour to pair with your curriculum. Have you recently toured our exhibits? We offer trunk only shows that include a trunk presentation and a craft.  museumcenter.org. 

STAX MUSEUM OF AMERICAN SOUL MUSIC, 926 E. McLemore Avenue, Memphis, TN 38106-3338, 901-261-6338, staxtours@soulsvillefoundation.org. Field trips to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music for students of all ages is a great way to learn about evolution of soul and R&B music, American history, and African American history. Tours of the world’s only museum dedicated to the study and interpretation of soul music include permanent, changing, and interactive exhibits such as an authentic circa-1906 Mississippi Delta Church, a re-creation of the famed recording Studio A, a Hall of Records with some 300 albums and 900 singles on display, and Isaac Hayes’ 1972 Peacock-blue, gold-trimmed, fur-lined, Cadillac Eldorado. Special guided tours and musical performances can be arranged for an additional fee. www.staxmuseum.com.


AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE CENTER, 20 New Street, Staunton, VA 24401, 540, 885-5588, groupSales@AmericanShakespeareCenter.com.  americanshakespearecenter.com.

BARTER THEATRE, 127 W Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, 276.628.3991, groups@bartertheatre.com Barter Theatre offers: Exclusive ticket pricing for student groups; Experiences for kindergarten through college; Exclusive talkbacks with actors, directors, staff, and crew; Behind the scenes tours; Custom educational workshops; “Ticket-Free” seating for groups; Bus friendly parking; Parking attendants and crossing guards. https://bartertheatre.com/student-groups/.

CAMP HOLIDAY TRAILS, 400 Holiday Trails Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22903, 434.977.3781, info@campholidaytrails.org. Camp Holiday Trails is a nonprofit camp nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Central Virginia, for children and teens with medical needs. Over the past 50 years, we’ve embraced campers aged 7-17 with qualifying diagnoses and their siblings. We cultivate an environment where campers can safely relish traditional camp experiences, supported by our 24/7 Med Team during the summer. Our overarching goal is to foster empowerment and growth among our campers. With year-round programming and scenic group rental and wedding options, every aspect of Camp Holiday Trails supports our mission. campholidaytrails.org.

EDITH BOLLING WILSON BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM, 145 East Main Street, Wytheville, VA 24382, 276-223-3484, adammanuel@edithbollingwilson.org. As one of only eight historic sites across the country dedicated to the interpretation of a First Lady, this museum tells the story of the overlooked, yet vitally important role Edith Bolling Wilson played in the White House at a pivotal moment during World War I. Visit the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum and tour the historic Bolling Family Home to discover how Edith Bolling Wilson’s early life in the town of Wytheville, Virginia, prepared her for life as First Lady and learn how her stewardship of governmental duties earned her such labels as “The Secret President” and “The First Woman President.” www.edithbollingwilson.org.

GEORGE WASHINGTON’S FERRY FARM, 268 Kings Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, 540-370-0732, learn@gwffoundation.org. George Washington’s boyhood home at Ferry Farm in Strafford County, Virginia, is the site of the legends of the young boy who “could not tell a li” and the storied stone throw across the Rappahannock River. Tour the hands-on interpretive replica of the Washington House and outbuildings, while viewing historically accurate architectural details, construction techniques, and replicated furniture and 18th-century accessories. Ferry Farm sits on 113 acres of meadow along the river. The Visitor Center displays permanent and tactile exhibits as well as artifacts found in archaeological digs on the site of the childhood home of our nation’s first president. Ferryfarm.org.

HISTORIC KENMORE, 1201 Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, 540-373-3381, learn@gwffoundation.org. Historic Kenmore is a beautiful, Georgian-style brick mansion built by George Washington’s sister, Betty Washington Lewis, and her husband, Fredericksburg merchant Fielding Lewis, reflecting their pre-Revolutionary War wealth and gentry status. The home is renowned for its ornate plasterwork and is fully restored to its 18th-century appearance. The guided tour focuses on the Lewis family and the sacrifices it made to support the American cause during the War for Independence. Eighteenth-century furniture and accessories accurately depict Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis’ gentry-level wealth. Visitors may also tour the grounds and gardens on their own. Kenmore.org.

JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT & AMERICAN REVOLUTION MUSEUM AT YORKTOWN, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, PO Box 1607, Williamsburg, VA 23187-1607, (757) 253-4939, group.reservations@jyf.virginia.gov. Real History. 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 role in learning about history at both museums August 31 through September 15 during “Homeschool Family Days” with special admission. https://www.jyfmuseums.org/learn/homeschool-youth-programs.

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.

REEDVILLE FISHERMEN’S MUSEUM, 504 Main Street, Reedville, VA 22539, 804-453-6529, office@rfmuseum.org. Looking for new field trip opportunities or just some summer family fun? Visit us at Reedville Fishermen’s Museum! The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum strives to protect and share the maritime history of Reedville and the lower Chesapeake Bay through educational programs, exhibits, and community activities, while enhancing the lives of the area’s residents and visitors. Annual family memberships are only $50. Hours of Operation: Thursday-Saturday: 11 am-4 pm. https://rfmuseum.org.  

REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD, 463 Homestead Lane, Critz, VA 24082, 276-694-7181, contactRH@vt.edu. The Reynolds Homestead, once known as the Rock Spring Plantation, is the birthplace of tobacco magnate R.J. Reynolds and his brother A.D. Reynolds, whose son founded Reynolds Metals. Today the historic Patrick County, Virginia, property acts as part museum, part community gathering place, and part educational and cultural center dedicated to lifelong learning and community engagement. www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu.

THE WAGSTERS MAGIC THEATRE, 5535 Olde Towne Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188, 877-924-7837, info@wagstermagic.com. Virginia Is for Magic! Experience wonder and escape your reality at Williamsburg’s one and only magic show at The Wagsters Magic Theatre. Voted Best Family Friendly Attraction and winner of Best USA Magic Shows, you have the opportunity to enjoy a family friendly Las Vegas style magic show in the heart of Virginia’s Historic Triangle. With shows year-round and only 79 seats, you will witness large scale illusions, sleight of hand, hilarious comedy, audience interaction, daring escapes and heartfelt stories, all wrapped up in an inspiring message about chasing your dreams and finding the magic inside of you! If you don’t believe in magic, after a show at The Wagsters Magic Theatre… you will! Get your tickets now before they all disappear! www.williamsburgmagic.com.

WILDERNESS ADVENTURE AT EAGLE LANDING, 11176 Peaceful Valley Road, VA 24127, (540) 864-6792, camp@wilderness-adventure.com. Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing provides an all-inclusive adventure camp experience for kids ages 9-17. Our 1, 2, and 3-week trips consist of backpacking, rock climbing, caving, whitewater kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, high and low ropes courses, and more! Classic trips are 1 and 2 weeks long. Campers will backpack throughout the week, taking time each day to participate in a high adventure activity. Specialty trips include a 3-week long Wilderness Leadership Course, a 2-week Rock Climbing and Caving trip, a 1-week Rock Climbing trip, two 2-week Whitewater trips, and two 1-week Mountain Biking trips. All gear and equipment is provided, along with highly trained and experienced Trip Leaders and Instructors. https://www.wilderness-adventure.com/.


CAMP INVENTION, 800-968-4332, campinvention@invent.org. Camps in various locations. Inspire your child’s creativity and watch their confidence soar with our all-new Camp Invention® program, Illuminate! When this nationally acclaimed program comes to your city, campers in grades K-6 will team up with friends for hands-on, open-ended STEM fun. They’ll design their own light-up ball game, explore the science of illumination, tackle global water challenges and star in a prototyping game show! Each experience is designed to spark curiosity, build persistence, and create an unforgettable summer. Visit invent.org/local to secure your spot! Use promo code LOCAL15 by 5/16 to save 15. https://www.invent.org/local.