Newport News Historic Services is pleased to offer a range of educational programs that engage students in visual arts, multi-media, hands-on, and critical thinking exercises. School field trips are available at Endview Plantation 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 Endview Plantation to immerse your students in the rich history of Newport News. Programs offered at Endview Plantation include Life of a Civil War Soldier, The Home Front in the Civil War, Slavery and the Civil War, and Civil War Medicine. Programs are designed to be two hours, including a guided exploration of the historic house. Endview Plantation can accommodate up to 75 students. If your group is larger, please contact Endview Plantation at (757) 887-1862 or firstname.lastname@example.org so we can schedule your visit over multiple days.
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.
The fee for field trips is $6.00 per student, with one free chaperone per 10 students. Additional adults are $6.00 per person.