Field Trips

Field Trips are an excellent opportunity to expand the learning experience outside the classroom. In conjunction with The Grand Theatre and Booth Western Art Museum, we offer a variety of fun and engaging programs to meet your instructional needs.

Bartow History Museum

Great War / Great Depression – Fifth Grade 

Learn about the sinking of the RMS Lusitania and other causes of WWI, about fighting on the Western front, diversity in war, and war remembrance. Explore cultural changes in the postwar era, learn how to do the Charleston, about life during the Great Depression, and participate in a decision making activity highlighting difficult choices during the Great Depression.

Exploring the Archives – Sixth – Twelfth Grades

Take a tour of the Mulinix Research Center at the Bartow History Museum to learn about the variety of resources available in the archives, how those resources are cared for, and how the public can access them. Learn proper handling of materials and tips for using primary sources. This field trip can also be made available for 7th-8th grade students (advanced notice required).

Bartow History Museum and The Grand Theatre

Hello Mr. Conductor! –  Kindergarten

Through songs, games, and crafts, we will take an imaginary train journey. This experience offers a great introduction to museums, theaters, and being a great public citizen.

Map Happenings! – First Grade

Learn about cardinal and intermediate directions, map symbols and how to use a compass. Hunt for treasure in an interactive map activity.

Homefront, Battlefront – Fifth Grade

Explore the lives of the men, women, and children who lived during World War II. Hear Franklin D. Roosevelt address the nation and a Bartow County WWII veteran’s account of the battle of Iwo Jima. Discover ration books, victory gardens, 1940’s lingo, and propaganda before participating in a rationing activity.

Bartow History Museum and the Booth Western Art Museum

Cherokee Culture from East to West – Second Grade

Must be booked through the Booth Museum. Click here to book. 

Experience and discuss Cherokee home life in Georgia, Sequoyah and the development of the Cherokee syllabary, and the move west on the Trail of Tears.

The American Indian Experience – Collaboration with the Booth and Etowah Indian Mounds – Eighth Grade (Subject to Availability)

Must be booked through the Booth Museum. Click here to book. 

Students visit three sites on this full-day excursion while learning about American Indian culture in Georgia. Students will learn about the Cherokee through interactive discussions using art and artifacts from the Booth and Bartow History Museum’s collections. Topics covered include forced removal and The Trail of Tears, Worcester vs. Georgia, Doctrine of Discovery, Cherokee basketry, a look at a Cherokee log cabin, Sequoyah, natural resources, movement and migration, and Indigenous stereotypes. The students continue their journey at the Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site where they explore the most intact Mississippian Culture site in the Southeast. A lunch break is built into the day’s activities. Admission to Etowah Indian Mounds is paid separately. Bus transportation reimbursement of up to 75% (for public school buses) is available for this field trip via the Booth Education Access Fund.

Civil War:  the Union Dissolved – Fourth Grade

Must be booked through the Booth Museum. Click here to book. 

Learn about the causes of the Civil War; Compare and contrast the Northern and Southern economies and social structure; Learn about the Battle of Atlanta and Sherman’s March to the Sea; Explore life in a military camp; See a Civil War medicine demonstration.

Bartow History Museum, Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center and Summer Hill Heritage Foundation

The Pathway to Civil Rights – Fifth Grade

Must be booked through the Bartow History Museum. Click here to book. 

In collaboration with the Bartow History Museum, Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center, and Summer Hill Heritage Foundation, students will delve into the laws and challenges of the Jim Crow era, exploring the struggles faced by Black Americans in their fight for civil rights.

Through engaging discussions and presentations, students will learn about landmark court cases such as Brown v. Board of Education, which paved the way for the integration of public schools. They will also gain insight into the history and significance of Rosenwald Schools and have the opportunity to hear firsthand accounts from individuals who lived through this pivotal period in history.

Browse the 2023-2024 Program Guide for complete descriptions & GSE Standards

Questions about booking? Email programs@bartowhistorymuseum.org or call (770) 382-3818 ext. 7352