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Students take an exciting journey back in time. No museum guide is provided; instead students explore at their own pace in small chaperoned groups. The nearly 70 historic buildings provide setting for history to come alive as students investigate the homes, outbuildings, trades, businesses, and public buildings of America's past. Several locations throughout the village provide hands-on activities for students to do during their visit.
Before arriving, consider developing a plan for your field trip based on your own curriculum needs. Not sure what your students should visit? Consider using one of these Self-Guided Tour Options. Consult our Interactive Map and Audio Tours to get ideas and background information. Encourage your students to visit specific buildings that coordinate with the ideas or themes you want them to focus on during their time in the village.
NY State Standards: A 4; HPEFCS 1,2,3; MST 1, 6; SS 1 and ELA Common Core SL 1, 2, 3, & 6.
Seminary Session (free, limited space, reservation required)
The museum offers immersive, inter-active educational experiences at the Romulus Female Seminary building free of charge to students visiting the museum on self-guided tour programs. Using special activities taken from 19th-century school curriculum books, the museum has designed a program to provide students with hands-on study. Lessons change daily and are offered on a limited base.
Enhance your self-guided tour by scheduling structured hands-on half-hour Enrichment Activities lead by museum educators.
Maple Madness (Grades 3-12) Offered select date in March
The museum offers an expanded self-guided version of its popular Sap, Syrup, and Sugar program for older students. The program traces the history and science of maple sugaring and syrup making from early American to present-day commercial production perspectives. Students hike through our sugar bush and along the way learn why maple trees make sap, witness a 19th-century sugaring demonstration, learn about modern syrup making and taste the final product. Students also get to explore maple season activities taking place in our Historic Village.
NYS Standards: MST 1, 2, 6; SS 1, ELA Common Core SL 1, 2, 3, 6
Focused Field Study guided tours available for younger students.
Maple Sugar Making Video
Educator’s Preview Pass
Use this free admission pass to come visit in advance. Just complete the information on the pass and present it at the admission booth.
Can't make it to the museum? Let us bring our Moveable Museum programs to you. These learning experiences are excellent on their own or as a pre- or post-visit experience to enhance the lessons of your field trip.
Museum educators bring touchable, usable objects to your classroom in connection with standards-relevant themed programs specially designed to fit with your curriculum. Programs are designed for small class-sized groups and last 45-60 minutes.
Except for special events,
GCVM is now CLOSED
for the season and will
re-open May 13, 2017.