Field Trips

School Field Trips

Call 770-382-3818 ext. 6288 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 costs for these programs are:

Students: $8.00

Parents/Chaperones: $4.00

Bartow, Cherokee & Forsyth County Students: $7.00

(Min. of 15 and Max. of 120 students per 2-hour session) 

Map Happenings First or Third Grade
Discover the importance of maps through games and hands-on activities that teach directions, map symbols and other map skills. Enjoy audience participation as we take a trip to all seven continents through music and visual images. Play maracas in South America, go on a crocodile hunt in Australia, and find a geocache in Bartow County! GPS: SS1G2, SS1G3, SS3G1

Cherokee Life & Legends– Second  Grade
Examine the lives of the Cherokee Indians by visiting the museum’s Cherokee cabin. Students will hear Cherokee myths and legends linked to the stars, see the theatre stage come to life with constellations, play Cherokee games, handle artifacts and see a blowgun demonstration.  GPS: SS2H1, SS2H2, SS2G2

Freedom 101- Third Grade
Travel back in time to interview key historic figures who made strides in freedom – Paul Revere, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, President Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Mary McLeod Bethune, President Lyndon Johnson, Thurgood Marshall and Cesar Chavez. Students will also get a deeper look at the issues of women’s suffrage, educational freedom and worker’s rights, learn about boycotts and stage a protest parade! GPS: SS3H2, SS3CG2, SS3G2

Native American Cultures- Fourth Grade
Compare and contrast the myths, legends and cultures of the Inuit, Kwakiutl, Nez Perce, Pawnee, Hopi and Seminole tribes. Discover how the areas in which they lived and the animals they encountered affected the lives of those tribes. Learn a Hopi dance, handle artifacts and act out a legend. GPS: SS4H1

Homefront, Battlefront- Fifth Grade
Explore the lives of the men, women and children who lived during World War II. Discover ration books, Victory Gardens, 1940’s lingo and propaganda. 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

civilwarexhibitkidsThe Union Dissolved– American Presidents and the Civil War
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.
2 Hours ($6 for students, $8 for parents) GPS: SS5H1, SS8H1


Call 770-382-3818 ext. 6288 to register

Field Trips

2016 Special Programs at the Bartow History Museum
Students: $5.00
Parents/Chaperones: $4.00
Bartow, Cherokee and Forsyth students: $4.00
(15 and Max of 90 students per 90 minute session)

Down on the Farm – Kindergarten
In this interactive hands-on program, students will learn 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 from long ago, hand-wash clothes, churn butter, and more fun farm activities! GPS: SSKH3, SSKE1

Traveling Trunks

Bring the Bartow History Museum to You
Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you! We offer a wide range of engaging trunks to fit multiple GPS standards. A museum educator, in period appropriate costume, will travel to your school to present artifacts and themed interactive activities with each trunk. Each trunk program is approximately 1 hour long.$50 within Bartow County/$60 outside of Bartow County ($25 Travel Fee for outside Bartow County)
Farm Life – Pre-K and up
Students will handle farm artifacts, compare chores today with those of farm children in a time long ago, hand-wash clothes, participate in fun farm activities, and churn butter!
Old Fashioned Toys and Games – K and up
Explore toys and games spanning hundreds of years, make an old fashioned spin top and play old time games, such as Jacob’s Ladder, dominoes, and cup and ball.
pioneertrunkPioneer Pathways – K and up
Experience the daily life of pioneers at work and play with artifacts, churn butter, and learn about the one room schoolhouse.

Map it! – First Grade and up
Discover the importance of maps through games and hands-on activities that teach directions, map symbols, and other map skills. Learn how a compass works and play a new game using cardinal directions!
Colonial Life – First Grade and up
Experience daily life in the Southern colonies as you learn about farmers, women, children and servants. Make an old fashioned toy and perform chores from the past.
The Life of the Cherokee – Second Grade and up
Examine artifacts, hear stories and play games as you learn about the life of the Cherokee. Explore the similarities and differences between the Cherokee and their Pioneer neighbors. View a blowgun demonstration!
Civil War – Fourth Grade and up
Explore a Civil War soldier’s haversack and knapsack and why their contents were so important to him. Discover the hardships of doctors and nurses who cared for the sick and wounded soldiers.
wwiitrunkWorld War II – Fourth Grade and up
From battlefront to home front, students learn about key battles, V-mail, Victory Gardens, and participate in rationing activities.


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