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School Programs

Historic Houses

Hands-on, interactive, SOL-based school programs are offered at the Lynnhaven House (1725) and Francis Land House (circa 1805) for students grades K through 4th throughout the school year, Tuesday through Friday.  Reservations for school programs must be made at least two weeks in advance of visitation. Call Shirin Spencer (757) 648-6006 for reservations.

The Virginia Beach Historic Houses' educational programs directly support teachers' SOL-based instructional needs.  Whether in your classroom or onsite at one of our historic houses, students will experience unique, hands-on programming that brings the history of southeastern Virginia to life.  Field trips to the Francis Land House or the Lynnhaven House include two 20-minute thematic, hands-on programs, as well as a tour of the historic house.

Union Kempsville Museum

The Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum provides a gallery setting for learning about the only high school for African American students in Princess Anne County and later in Virginia Beach during segregation. The exhibit panels provide the storyline and the exhibit cases display artifacts that bring the students, teachers, administrators and community to life.

Visits by schoolchildren may be arranged on dates when the public school calendar has classes in session.  Reservations for a gallery visit should be made at least two weeks in advance.  Call Shirin Spencer at (757) 648-6006 for reservations.

To download Union Kempsville Museum pre- and post-visit student activities, please click here.