Teaching through our historic sites

Guidelines For Your Visit

  • Upon arrival, groups should remain outside while the teacher or group leader checks in with the site staff in the Visitors Center. This may be an appropriate time for a restroom break if your travel time was lengthy. Restrooms are located in the picnic shelter adjacent to the Visitors Center.

  • The maximum group size is 120 total people (students, teachers and chaperones combined) divided into 4-5 smaller groups of 20 to 30 students. Please have your groups divided prior to arrival to save time for your tour. Groups larger than 120 will need to schedule separate visits on separate days.

  • Please wait until the conclusion of your visit for gift shop sales. Due to the small sales area, we allow only 10 students and at least one chaperone at one time in the gift shop area. Students waiting their turn in the gift shop should line up outside the front door. Teachers should note that replica 19th century muskets and swords are available for purchase in our shop. Please let the staff know if your students are not allowed to purchase these items.

  • Please remind students that there should be no consumption of food, chewing gum or drink in the Visitors Center or in any of the historic buildings.

  • Discipline of the group is the responsibility of the teacher(s) and chaperones. We recommend at least one adult chaperone for every 10 students.

  • If your group is going to be more than 10-15 minutes late, please call the site. Your scheduled time is reserved for your class. Depending on whether there are other classes scheduled that day, your program may be scaled back in order to fit your time slot. We will not disrupt another class's scheduled time for late arrivals.

  • Parts of the program will be outside. Have your students dress appropriately for the weather. Comfortable shoes are a must.

  • March, April and May are the months that most school group visits occur. Schedule early if you care to visit during this time. For a more relaxed and enjoyable visit, you may wish to schedule your field trip in the fall when it is not so busy.

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