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Field Trips

 

Homeschool families LOVE field trips! If you have a favorite museum, field trip, or event to share with others, please send it to fieldtrips@heav.org. Be sure to include helpful “insider” tips. Check out the articles below for some great ideas, preparation tips, and inspiration.

 

Checklist for a Succesful Field Trip

Pack Some Questions With That Lunch

Virginia is for Field Trips

 

CHESAPEAKE

Chesapeake Museum and Information Center

757-494-0577

More Information

 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY

Chesterfield County Museum Complex

804-777-9663

www.chesterfieldhistory.com/teacher.html

Henricus Historical Park

804-748-1613

www.henricus.org

 

GLOUCESTER

Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)

804-684-7000

http://www.vims.edu

Gloucester Museum of History                 

804-693-1234

http://www.gloucesterva.info/museum/historyhome.htm

 

HAMPTON

Tourist Info                            

757-727-1102

 

Air Power Park

757-727-1163

http://www.hampton.va.us/parks/parks_and_trails.html

Bluebird Gap Farm                        

757-727-6739

www.hampton.gov/parks/feature_parks.html

Casemate Museum, Fort Monroe     FREE            

757-727-3391

www.tradoc.monroe.army.mil/museum/museum.asp

Charles Taylor Art Center         FREE            

757-722-2787

Fort Wool                               

757-722-9102

http://www.geocities.com/hrforts/Fort_Wool

Hampton Bay Days

757-727-1641

http://www.baydays.com

Hampton Carousel Park (by VA Air and Space Center)   

http://www.hampton.va.us/parks/waterfront_and_feature_parks.html

Hampton History Museum

757-727-1610

http://www.hampton.va.us/history_museum

Hampton University Museum     FREE

757-727-5308

http://ww2.hamptonu.edu/other/museum/index.htm

Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruises

757-727-1102

http://www.misshamptoncruises.com

NASA Langley Research Center

757-864-1000

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/home/index.html 

Education center open to homeschool parents

Peninsula Pilots Baseball    

http://www.peninsulapilots.com

Sandy Bottom Nature Park  

757-825-4657

http://www.hampton.va.us/sandybottom  

St. John’s Church            FREE     

757-722-2567

http://www.stjohnshampton.org 

Thomas Nelson Community College  

757-825-2700

http://www.tncc.edu

Venture Inn II Charters (year round cruises)   

757-850-8960

http://www.ventureinncharters.com

Virginia Air and Space  

757-727-0900

http://www.vasc.org

Virginia Arts Festival

757-282-2800

http://www.virginiaartsfest.com  

 

HAMPTON ROADS

Visitor Information

http://www.digitalhamptonroads

http:// www.hrticket.com

http:// www.pilotonline.com

 

JAMESTOWN   

Jamestown Island and Visitor Center

757-229-1733

http://www.nps.gov/colo            

Jamestown Settlement

757-253-4939

http://www.historyisfun.org

 

LOUDON

Ticonderoga Farms

703-327-4424

www.ticonderoga.com

 

NEWPORT NEWS

Visitor Center                           

757-886-7777

http://www.Newport-news.org

Army Transportation Museum, Fort Eustis

757-878-1109

http://www.transchool.eustis.army.mil/museum/museum.html

Christopher Newport University

757-594-7000

http://www.cnu.edu

Daily Press Newspaper Tour     

757-247-4619

http://www.dailypress.com

Endview Plantation

757-887-1862

http:// www.endview.org

Fall Festival of Folklife

757-926-1400

http://www.nnparks.com/festivals.php

Huntington Park and Beach  

757-886-7912

http://www.nnparks.com/parks_huntington.php

Lee Hall Mansion

757-888-3371

http://www.leehall.org

Mariner’s Museum and Park

757-596-2222

http://www.mariner.org

Newport News Park

(757) 926-1400

http://nnparks.com

Newsome House Museum        FREE

757-247-2360

http://www.newsomehouse.org

Peninsula Fine Arts Center

757-596-8175

http://www.pfac-va.org

FREE Sunday family art workshops

SPCA and Petting Zoo

757-595-1399

http://www.peninsulaspca.com

 

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

http://www.jlab.org

Virginia Living Museum

757-595-1900 ext. 217

http://www.thevlm.org

Virginia War Museum  

757-247-8523

http://www.warmuseum.org

 

NORFOLK

City Information

http://www.norfolkcitysearch.com

Chrysler Art Museum             FREE Wednesdays 

757-664-6200

http://www.chrysler.org

 

Ferry to Portsmouth

http://www.portsmouth-va.worldweb.com/Transportation/Ferries

Hampton Roads Naval Museum  

757-322-2987

http://www.hrnm.navy.mil

(part of Nauticus)

Hermitage Foundation Museum

757-422-2052

http://www.hermitagefoundation.org

Hunter House Victorian Museum

757-623-9814

http://www.hunterhousemuseum.org

 

MacArthur Mall

http://www.shopmacarthur.com

parking fee

MacArthur Memorial Museum  

757-441-2965

http://sites.communitylink.org/mac

Moses Myers House                        

757-664-6283

http://www.chrysler.org/Myers_house.asp

Nauticus, National Maritime Center                

757-664-1000

http://www.nauticus.org

Norfolk Admirals Hockey

757-640-1212

http://www.norfolkadmirals.com

Norfolk’s International Azalea Festival

757-282-2801

http://www.azaleafestival.org

USS Wisconsin                         

757-322-2987

http://www.nauticus.org

(part of Nauticus)

Waterside Mall

757-627-3300

http://www.watersidemarketplace.com

parking fee

Willoughby-Baylor House                   

757-664-6200

http://www.chrysler.org/WB_house.asp

 

PORTSMOUTH

Carrie B Harbor Tours

757)393-4735

http://www.carriebcruises.com

Children’s Museum of Virginia                

757-393-5397

http://www.childrensmuseumva.com

Courthouse Galleries of the Portsmouth           

757-393-8983

http://www.courthousegalleries.com

First Sundays are FREE

Ferry to Norfolk

757-722-9400

http://www.harborlink.com

Museum of Military History                    

757-221-2700

Portsmouth Lightship Museum               

757-393-8741

http://www.portsnavalmuseums.com/about_lightship.html

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum            

757-393-8591

http://www.portsnavalmuseums.com

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

757-393-8031

http://www.virginiasportshalloffame.com

 

RICHMOND

City Information

http://www.richmond.citysearch.com

Black History Museum and Cultural Center            

804-780-9093

http://www.blackhistorymuseum.org

Childrens’ Museum of Richmond                

804-474-CmoR

http://www.c-mor.org

Edgar Allan Poe Museum                    

804-648-5523

http://www.poemuseum.org

Kings Dominion

804-876-5561

http://www3.paramountparks.com/kingsdominion

Offers “Homeschool Days”

Maymont Park                        

804-358-7166

http://www.maymont.org

Museum of the Confederacy                    

804-649-1861

http://www.moc.org

Richmond Braves Baseball

800-849-4627

http://www.rbraves.com

State Capitol Building and Legislative Offices

804-698-1788

http://legis.state.va.us/cap_tours/tour_info/tour_info_small.html

Watch for “Homeschool Day at the Capitol” each February

Science Museum of Virginia offers homeschool classes   

804-367-6552

http://www.smv.org

State Fair of Virginia

804-569-3200

http://www.statefair.com

Valentine Museum                        

804-649-0711

http://www.richmondhistorycenter.com

Virginia Holocaust Museum

804-257-5400

http://www.va-holocaust.com/default.asp

Note: This museum contains graphic content not appropriate for young children.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts                

804-204-2705

http://www.vmfa.state.va.us

 

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY

Boykin’s Museum        FREE                

757-365-9771

http://www.southamptoncounty.org

 

SMITHFIELD

Isle of Wight County Museum     FREE               

757-357-7459

http://www.co.isle-of-wight.va.us/park_rec/museum.html

 

SURRY

Chippokes Plantation State Park                

757-294-3625

http://www.dcr.state.va.us/parks/chippoke.htm

Bacon’s Castle                        

757-357-5976

http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/jamesriver/bac.htm

Surry Nuclear Power Plant

(757) 357-5410

http://www.dom.com/about/stations/nuclear/surry/index.jsp

Pork, Peanut, and Pine Festival

(757) 294-3625

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/parks/chippoke.htm

 

SUFFOLK

Riddick’s Folly                           

757-934-1390

http://groups.hamptonroads.com/RiddicksFolly

Suffolk Museum             FREE            

757-925-6311

http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1162770

 

VIRGINIA BEACH

City Info

http://www.vabeach.com

American Music Festival

http://www.beacheventsfun.com/beachstreetusa_web_site_045.htm 

Botanical gardens

Francis Land House       

757-431-4000

http://www.carolshouse.com/structures/francisland

Offers homeschool workshops

Fort Story

http://www.eustis.army.mil/Fort_story

Neptune Festival

757-498-0215

http://www.neptunefestival.com 

Tidewater Tides Baseball

757-622-2222

http://www.norfolktides.com

Adam Thoroughgood House                    

757-664-6283

http://virginiabeachhistory.org/thoroughgoodhouse.html

Virginia Dinosaur Museum                    

757-491-7522

http://www.sciencefun.com/web05.htm

Virginia Marine Science Museum               

757-425-3474

http://www.vmsm.com

Yoder Dairy

757-497-3518

http://www.yoderdairies.com

 

WILLIAMSBURG

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center            

757-220-7669

http://www.history.org/history/museums/abby_art.cfm

Closed until February 2007

Bruton Parish

757-229-2891

http://www.brutonparish.org

Busch Gardens

http://www.buschgardens.com

Offers “Homeschool Days”

College of William and Mary

http://www.wm.edu

Colonial Williamsburg                    

757-229-1000

http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org

DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum            

757-220-7724

http://www.history.org/History/museums/dewitt_gallery.cf

John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library                

757-565-8500

http://research.history.org/JDRLibrary.cfm

Muscarelle Museum of Art             FREE        

757-221-2703

http://www.wm.edu/muscarelle

Presidents Park                       

757-259-1121 ext. 109

http://www.presidentspark.org

Virginia Shakespeare Festival

http://vsf.wm.edu

Water Country

1-800-343-7946

http://www.watercountryusa.com

Williamsburg Scottish Festival and Celtic Celebration

1-866-854-7888

http://www.wsfonline.org

Zollinger Museum, College of W&M                

757-221-3090

 

YORKTOWN

On The Hill, Cultural Arts Center                

757-898-3076

Miss Yorktown Fishing Tours                   

757-879-8276

http://www.yorktowncruises.com

Yorktown Lady Dinner Cruises               

757-879-8276

http://www.yorktowncruises.com

York County Historical Museum               

757-898-3727

http://www.yorkcounty.gov/ychm

Yorktown Victory Center                    

757-253-4939

http://www.historyisfun.org

Yorktown Visitor Center/Battlefield                

757-898-2411

http://www.nps.gov/colo

Waterman’s Museum                       

757-887-2641

MISCELLANEOUS SITES & EVENTS

Brady Jefcoat Museum        

Murfreesboro

252-398-8054

http://www.murfreesboronc.com/historic/tour/jefcoat.htm

Cape Charles Lighthouse

http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=450

Currituck Beach Lighthouse       

Currituck, NC

252-453-4939

http://www.currituckbeachlight.com

Eastern Shore Railway Museum    

Parksley

757-665-7245

Frisco Native American Museum    

Frisco

252-995-4440

http://www.nativeamericanmuseum.org

Graveyard of Atlantic Museum    

Hatteras, NC

252-986-2995

http://www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com

Gwynn’s Island Museum        

Gwynn’s Island

804-725-2656

http://gwynnsislandmuseum.org

The Manassas Museum System

703-368-1873

www.manassasmuseum.org

Middlesex County Museum        

Saluda

804-758-3663

Miles B. Carpenter Folk Art Museum West            

804-834-3327

Museum of the Albemarle        

Elizabeth City, NC

252-335-1453

National Museum of the Civil War Soldier    

Petersburg

877-726-7546

http://www.pamplinpark.org

Newtown History Center of the Stone House Foundation

Stephens City

540-869-1700

www.newtownhistorycenter.org

Oyster Museum            

Chincoteague

757-336-6117

http://chincoteaguechamber.com/oyster

Pamunkey Indian Museum        

King William

804-843-4792

http://home.earthlink.net/~pamunkey/museum.htm

Poquoson Seafood Festival

http://www.poquosonseafoodfestival.com

Rawls Museum Arts Workshop    

Courtland

757-653-0754

Reedville Fishermen’s Museum

Reedville

804-453-6529

http://www.rfmuseum.org

Refuge Waterfowl Museum        

Chincoteague

757-336-5800

http://www.chincoteaguechamber.com/i-refuge-waterfowl-museum.html

Rust Nature Sanctuary

Leesburg

703-737-0021

http://www.rustmanorhouse.org/naturesanctuary.html

http://www.audubonnaturalist.org/

Southampton Agriculture Museum    

Courtland

757-653-9554

http://www.southamptoncounty.org

Urbanna Oyster Festival

804-758-0368

http://www.urbannaoysterfestival.com

Virginia Aviation Museum        

Sandston

804-236-3622

http://www.vam.smv.org

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