"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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Immerse yourself in Virginia's history by visiting one of our exhibitions.

 

The Story of Virginia

School Groups

Bring your students to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture and explore Virginia’s amazing history!

Choose from a menu of SOL-based programs that focus on themes found in your classroom or create a unique program tailored to your group’s individual needs.

Reservations are required for all school groups visiting the museum.

Reservation information and tips

  • Field trips are FREE!

  • Reservations for field trips may be made by completing our online Field trip request form, or you may call the Group Tour Coordinator at 804.342.9652.

  • We ask that field trips be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. Tours for March, April, and May fill up quickly, so please book early!

  • Review our Tips for your visit with your students and chaperones before you arrive at the museum. Buses should drop students off at the rear of the building at the Marcus and Carole M. Weinstein Learning Center and then park in front of the museum along Boulevard.

STUDENT WORKSHOPS

Are you interested in having your students take a more hands-on approach to Virginia’s history? 

Our student workshops strive to focus on content as well as hands-on, performance-based activities. View our full list of current programs.

Sample programs offered at the museum

My students had a blast during their tour of the Story of Virginia exhibition! The tour brought to life for the students the subjects that we discuss in the classroom! The museum gets an A+ from my students!

Teacher from Loudoun County

  • Virginia Studies SOL-Based Combination Tour / 2 hours / 120 students

  • Story of Virginia and Hands-On-History Box Combination Tour / 90 minutes / 120 students

  • Building Blocks of History: Primary Source Investigations / 60 minutes / 60 students

  • Hands-On History Boxes / 60 minutes / 60 students

  • And, many more!

Tours may be requested by completing our online Field trip request form.

Self-guided school tours

Groups are welcome to visit the Virginia Museum of History & Culture’s galleries on their own, but we encourage that all school groups speak with the Group Tour Coordinator before their visit. For more information, contact Maggie Creech at 804.342.9652 or mcreech@VirginiaHistory.org.

Programs for homeschoolers

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture offers educator-led history presentations for homeschool students. For more information, contact Maggie Creech at 804.342.9652 or mcreech@VirginiaHistory.org.

Youth Education Fund

The Youth Education Fund underwrites free admission, program supplies, and supplementary resources for teachers. It also supports museum educators who lead school and community group tours and activities, multi-generational learning experiences, and teacher training and recertification workshops. Make your Youth Education Fund gift today.

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