Learning Opportunities

Schools & Groups: Educational Tours

GirlwbktsPM_education1Visiting 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:

$5 per person for group visits

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

To schedule your Group please email Aaron.Robinson@parks.ny.gov.



18th Century Medicine

Led by a staff educator, students will explore the contents of a "colonial medical chest" and learn some of the ways that 18th century understanding of the body and medical treatment... Program time: 1 to 1.5 hours Most appropriate for grates 2 through 6




18th Century Childhood in the Hudson Valley

During this hands-on, interactive lesson, students will travel back in time to experience a variety of chores and games familiar to many 18th century children.     Program time: 1 to 1.5 hours Most appropriate for grades 2 through 6

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