Field Trip Opportunities

The Virginia Beach History Museums educational programs directly support teachers' instructional needs.

​Historic Houses

Programs are led by trained educators and are strongly aligned with the most up-to-date SOLs for Social Studies (2015) and Science (2010). At only $3.00 per student, programs provide great value. Students will experience unique, hands-on programming that brings history to life. All onsite programming includes a tour of the historic site and two educational stations. Programming lasts 90 minutes.

We can accommodate roughly three classes (75 people) at a time. We are happy to schedule visits over multiple days for larger school groups. Please plan to make reservations for school programs at least two weeks in advance.

Call (757) 385-5100 for reservations. For more information about educational programs please contact Sarah Linden-Brooks, our School Programs Coordinator, at or (757)385-5118.

Francis Land House

Then and Now (Recommended grades K-3)

In this program, students step back in time and explore life 200 years ago. Your students will compare and contrast life long ago with life today. Tour the Francis Land House, explore history from a child's perspective, and experiment with the toys and tools of the past. Program incorporates science SOLs about change and motion as well as social studies SOLs about comparing and contrasting viewpoints.

Social Studies SOLs: K.1, K.2, K.3, 1.1, 1.7, 3.1, 3.8, 3.9 Science SOLs: K.10, K.11, 1.2

Plantation Life in Federal Virginia (Recommended grades 4-7)

This onsite program examines life in Virginia during the Federal period of 1780-1830. Tour the Francis Land House, examine life in Early America, and discuss the role of slaves on a plantation. This program incorporates science SOLs about natural resources and watersheds while highlighting social studies SOLs on the Articles of Confederation and technological advances in Federal Virginia.

Social Studies SOLs: VS.1, VS.6, USI.7, USI.8 Science SOLs: 4.9, 6.7, LS.11

Union Kempsville Museum

This museum shares the story of segregation in Princess Anne County. Visits by schoolchildren may be arranged on dates when the public school calendar has classes in session. Admission is free.

Lynnhaven House

Currently closed for historic preservation work, this house will reopen for field trips in 2018​. Check back soon to discover field trip options at this site.

Thoroughgood House

Coming summer 2017: A brand new education center is being constructed at the Thoroughgood House!

We are excited to announce that when the site reopens in 2017 we will be offering new educational programs. Check back soon to discover field trip options at this site.

Department of Aquarium & Museums

3131 Virginia Beach Blvd.

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

(757) 385-5100

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