Field Trips

Call 770-387-3849 to register for a field trip at Bartow History Museum!



These Field Trip options include a trip to both the Bartow History Museum and The Grand Theatre!

The cost for this program is:
Students: $8.00
Parents/Chaperones: $4.00

Bartow, Cherokee & Forsyth Co. students: $7.00

Map Happenings – First and Third Grade
(Min. of 15 and Max. of 120 students per 2-hour session.)

At the Bartow History Museum, discover the importance of maps through games and hands-on activities that teach directions, map symbols, and other map skills. Explore the area’s history using your own museum map! Then at The Grand Theatre, compare the cultures of the seven continents through music and visual images. Play maracas in South America and yodel as the Austrians do in Europe. There’s even a song for Antarctica!
GPS: SS1G2, SS1G3, SS3G1

Pioneer Pathways – First and Fourth Grade
(Min. of 15 and Max. of 120 students per 2-hour session.)

Travel back in time to visit early settlers in the Bartow History Museum’s pioneer exhibit. Relive the slate and quill pen lessons in our one-room schoolhouse. See the differences in family life then and now. Then at The Grand Theatre, compare and contrast the lives of the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonists through music that reflects their various heritages and livelihoods.
GPS: SS1H1, SS4H3

Cherokee Life & Legends- Second and Fourth Grade
(Min. of 15 and Max. of 120 students per 2-hour session.)

At the Bartow History Museum, examine the lives of Cherokee through exhibits and artifacts.  Students will also make a game to take home and view a blowgun demonstration! The Grand Theatre stage will come alive with the constellations that tell about Cherokee culture. Students will hear Cherokee myths and legends linked to the stars.
GPS: SS2H1, SS2H2, SS2G2

Freedom 101- Third Grade NEW (Min. of 15 and Max. of 120 students per 2-hour session.)

At The Grand Theatre, students will travel back in time to interview nine key historic figures who made strides in freedom inlcuding – Paul Revere, Frederick Douglass, President and Eleanor Roosevelt, and many others.  Then, at the Bartow History Museum, students will immerse themselves into the worlds of both protest parades with Susan B. Anthony, and boycotts with Cesar Chavez! GPS: SS3H2, SS3CG2, SS3G2

Native American Cultures- Fourth Grade (Min. of 15 and Max. of 120 students per 2-hour session.)

Compare and contrast the myths, legends, and cultures of various Native American tribes.  Hear stories from the Inuit, Kwakiutl, Nez Perce, Pawnee, Hopi, and Seminole tribes at The Grand Theatre.  Then, compare cultures with artifacts, exhibits, and activities at the Bartow History Museum. GPS: SS4H1, ELACC4RL9

Homefront, Battlefront – Fifth Grade
(Min. of 15 and Max. of 120 students per 2-hour session.)

At the Bartow History Museum, explore the lives of the men, women, and children who lived during World War II by learning about rationing and Victory Gardens and by listening to an interview of a veteran or local resident of the era. Then at The Grand Theatre, learn the lingo, jingles, and songs that kept troops’ spirits up during WWII. Find out how entertainers and everyday citizens pulled together to support the war effort.
GPS: SS5H4, SS5H5, SS5H6


Bartow History Museum & Booth Western Art Museum


The Union Dissolved – American Presidents and the Civil War - 2 Hours
($6 for students, $8.00 for parents)

From the Founding Fathers to Fort Sumter to Appomattox Court House, explore the Presidents, underlying causes, and major battles of the tragedy that was the Civil War. Through guided activities in the Presidential and Civil War galleries, exploration of Civil War camp life and a hands-on art activity, students become eyewitnesses to the unfolding drama that threatened to tear the nation apart. This program takes place at the Booth Western Art Museum and is jointly taught by the Bartow History Museum. A complete Teacher’s Guide with integrated activities is available when this program is booked.
GPS: SS5H1, SS8H6

Civil War Comes Alive - 9:00 am – 1:00 pm   May 2, 2014

($5 for students, $3 for adults. This program is appropriate for Grades 3-12)

In recognition of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, the Bartow History Museum and the Booth Museum are offering the chance to bring your students to an unforgettable Civil War experience. This one day special event will bring history to life for students through interaction with soldiers from both sides of the War. Choose from four performance times to experience the life of a Civil War soldier, then visit a field hospital, see a cannon being fired and much more. Demonstrations of blacksmithing, rifle firing, and signaling along with a visit to the home front will also provide students with a unique perspective on the War. Students may also visit special exhibitions inside each museum.  Click here for the school guide for Civil War Comes Alive.

Special Performances: 9:30, 10:20, 11:30 and 12:20



These programs are exclusively at the Bartow History Museum!

The cost for these programs:
Students: $5.00
Parents/Chaperones: $4.00
Bartow, Cherokee and Forsyth students: $4.00

Down on the Farm – Kindergarten
(Minimum of 15 and Maximum of 90 students per 90 minute session)

In this interactive and hands-on program, students will experience what it was like to live on a farm 100 to 150 years ago. Students will handle farm artifacts, compare chores today with those of farm children long ago, hand-wash clothes, participate in fun farm activities, and churn butter!
GPS: SSKH3, SSKE1

The Leake Mounds of the Etowah Valley - Second Grade and up
(Minimum of 15 and Maximum of 90 students per 90 minute session)

From September 30, 2013 through February 27, 2013, Bartow History Museum will host a temporary exhibit on the Leake Mound site.  Special field trips are available for 2nd grade and up and may be designed to each grade level and GPS.

Click on the photos below for a printable version of our field trip guide.

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