Newport News Historic Services is pleased to offer a range of educational programs that engage students in visual arts, multimedia, hands-on, and critical thinking exercises. School field trips are available at Historic Endview, Lee Hall Depot, and the Virginia War Museum. Our trained museum educators meet your curricular needs with programs aligned to the Virginia Standards of Learning. A list of the standards met by each program is available upon request.
Visit Historic Endview to immerse your students in the rich history of Newport News. Programs offered at Endview include Life of a Civil War Soldier, The Home Front in the Civil War, Slavery and the Civil War, and Civil War Medicine (SOLs: VS.7, USI.9). Programs are designed to last two hours, including a guided exploration of the historic house. Historic Endview can accommodate up to 75 students. If your group is larger, please contact Historic Endview at (757) 887-1862 or email@example.com so we can schedule your visit over multiple days.
Lee Hall Depot
The Lee Hall Depot gives students an opportunity to learn about America’s transition from an agrarian society to an industrial one
through the lens of the railroad and the Depot. (SOLs: VS.1, VS.8, VS.9, VS.10, USII.1, USII.2, USII.4, Science 5.4, PS.9) This two-hour program includes a tour of the historic train station and caboose as well as STEM activities focused on steam power, the telegraph, and train wheels. The Depot can accommodate up to 75 students. If your group is larger, please contact us at (757) 887-1862 or firstname.lastname@example.org so
we can schedule your visit over multiple days.
Virginia War Museum
At the Virginia War Museum, students come face to face with Americans’ struggle for freedom from 1775 to the present. Education programs include the American Revolution, A Civil War Soldier’s Life, World War I, Propaganda, and The Holocaust. All programs include an interactive lesson in our theater as well as a facilitated exploration of the Museum. Programs last two hours and accommodate up to 60 students. If your group is larger, please contact the Virginia War Museum at (757) 247-8523 or email@example.com so we can schedule your visit over multiple days.
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The fee for field trips is $7.25 per student, with one free chaperone per 10 students. Additional adults are $8.00 per person. There is a discount available for Newport News Public Schools.