Home School Programs

Special Home School Admission Rates

Cost is $14 per child. Home school parents receive the discounted $14 admission rate at a ratio of one adult to one child between the ages of 5 and 17. Available most weekdays (September through June) and one Saturday a month.  Download the 2016-17 Home School Calendar.

We welcome Home School families to the Village for a unique learning experience.

To book and pay as a group of 15 or more, please call (508) 347-0274.

Home School Days

Our themed Home School Days offer you and your children the opportunity to visit the Village and join in hands-on activities. We recommend that you allow three hours to visit the Village in addition to scheduled hands-on studios. Online registration opens one month prior to each event.

March 3, 2017

April 12, 2017

Hop into History Overnight

Hands-on studio activities, storytelling, 1830s games and an evening tour will make for a very special visit. Available for home school families with children 5-17 years old.  Includes two-day admission, all overnight activities, evening snack and a continental breakfast. Registrations must be received three weeks prior to the overnight. Learn more.

Cooking a 19th-Century Meal

To register, please call (508) 347-0285.

Grades 4 and up
$75.00 per person* ($750.00 minimum) *includes museum admission

This fully immersive program allows students to work as a team to prepare a hearth-cooked meal using 19th-century methods and utensils. They will learn basic cooking techniques, then learn historic dining customs and etiquette as they enjoy the meal they prepared. Please allow 3 hours for the meal in addition to 1-3 hours to visit the Village. Groups of more than 40 individuals should call for special arrangements.

History Immersion

To register, please call (508) 347-0285.

Ages 6-17
Two-day program – prices begin at $150 per student; $1500 group minimum
Five-day program – prices begin at $300 per student; $3000 group minimum

These alternative education programs are specifically designed for both special education students seeking a hands-on learning experience in a stimulating, multi-sensory environment, and for advanced history scholars interested in an in-depth content-rich scholarly engagement.

Program may include dressing in an early 19th-century costume, taking on the role of an actual early New England resident, cooking over an open hearth, making a craft, attending District School, touring the Village, and interacting with the costumed historians in unique ways.

More Information

For more information, please call 508-347-0285 or email us.

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