Learning Opportunities

Educational Tours

Visiting the Senate House is a great way for school groups, scouting groups, and other organizations to learn about New York State history and life in the 1700s. Groups visiting the site will receive a guided tour of the Senate House and see an authentic 18th century Dutch home filled with objects that the colonists used. While at the site, young visitors can also take part in a scavenger hunt in the Museum and learn about the interesting objects currently on display.

Groups visiting the Senate House can also choose from one or more specialized education programs:


Rates and Fees

Educational Tours of Senate House and Museum Admission:

$3 per person for group visits

Each colonial life educational program requested is an additional $1 per person

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Educational Programs on Colonial LIfe

Colonial Facts for Educators

Keeping Warm in Winter

During colonial times, one of the most daunting tasks people faced was trying to stay warm during the cold winter months. Although cast iron wood stoves.

Independence Day

Although America celebrates its independence from Britain each year on July 4th, an argument can be made that July 2nd is our actual Independence Day.

Colonial Sayings of Today

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18th Century American Inventions

...a sampling of inventions lead by the century’s most famous inventor Benjamin Franklyn....

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