Field Trips

Homeschool families LOVE field trips!

Field Trips

If you have a favorite museum, field trip, or event to share with others, please send it to fieldtrips@heav.org. Check out the  links below for some great field trips, ideas, preparation tips, and inspiration.

Checklist for a Successful Field Trip

Pack Some Questions With That Lunch

Virginia Is for Field Trips (field trips by category) 

Homeschool Days (HEAV-sponsored events)

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Agecroft (Richmond) – open
Amazement Square (Lynchburg) – open
American Civil War Museum (Richmond/Appomattox) – most sites open
American Rover Sailing Cruises (Norfolk) – open
American Shakespeare Center (Staunton) – opening July 25 for performances
Branch Museum of Architecture & Design (Richmond) – open
Carlyle House Historic Park (Alexandria) – open
Chippokes Plantation State Park (Surry) – partially open
Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk) – open
Colonial Williamsburg – open
D-Day Memorial (Bedford) – open
Dixie Caverns (Salem) – open
Dumbarton House (DC) – opening to the public July 7
Frontier Culture Museum (Staunton) – open
The Glass Spot (Richmond) – open
Gunston Hall (Mason Neck) – grounds open – opening fully to the public August 3
Henricus Historical Park (Chester) – open
Hermitage Museum & Gardens – open
Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens (DC) – open
Historic Sandusky (Lynchburg) – open
Hunter House Victorian Museum (Norfolk) – opening July 1
International Spy Museum (DC) – open
Jamestown/Yorktown – open
Keystone Truck & Tractor Museum (Colonial Heights) – open
Lee-Fendall House (Alexandria) – open
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (Richmond) – currently open to members; opens to the public July 16
Lucky Lake Gem Mine (McKenney) – open
Luray Caverns (Luray) – open
MacCallum More Museum & Gardens (Chase City) – open
Maymont (Richmond) – outdoor exhibits open
Metro Richmond Zoo (Richmond) – open
Monticello (Charlottesville) – open
Montpelier (Montpelier Station) – open
Moton Museum (Farmville) – opening June 30
Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon) – open
Museum of the Bible (DC) – open – and healthcare workers get free admission!
Natural Bridge – open
Nauticus (Norfolk) – opening July 3
The Nature Zone (Lynchburg) – open
Norfolk Botanical Garden (Norfolk) – open
Oatlands Historic House and Gardens (Leesburg) – open
Pamplin Historical Park (Petersburg) – open
Pamunkey Indian Museum (King William) – open
Poplar Forest (Forest) – open
Red Hill (Brookneal) – open
Rise Up Climbing (Lynchburg) – open
Shenandoah Caverns – open
Shirley Plantation (Charles City) – partially open
Skyline Caverns (Front Royal) – open
Stratford Hall (Stratford) – open
Sunspots Studios (Staunton) – open
Taubman Museum of art (Roanoke) – opening July 3
US Army Quartermaster Museum (Fort Lee) – open
US National Arboretum (DC) – open
The Valentine (Richmond) – opening to the public June 30
Victory Rover Naval Base Cruises (Norfolk) – open
Virginia Air & Space Center (Hampton) – opening July 1
Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center (VA Beach) – open
Virginia Living Museum (Newport News) – open
Virginia Museum of History and Culture (Richmond) – opening July 1
Virginia Museum of the Civil War (Lexington) – opening July 1
Virginia Museum of Transportation (Roanoke) – open
Virginia Safari Park (Natural Bridge) – open
Virginia Zoo (Norfolk) – open
Wildlife Center of Virginia – online learning opportunities available
Woodlawn/Pope Leighey (Alexandria) – opening to the public July 15

 

Chantilly

Sully Historic Site

Chesapeake

Chesapeake Museum and Information Center

Chesterfield County

Chesterfield County Museum Complex

 

Henricus Historical Park

804-748-1613

Gloucester

Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)

804-684-7000

Gloucester Museum of History

804-693-1234

Hampton

Tourist Info

757-727-1102

Air Power Park

757-727-1163

Bluebird Gap Farm

757-727-6739

Casemate Museum, Fort Monroe     FREE

757-727-3391

Charles Taylor Art Center         FREE

757-727-1490

Fort Wool

Hampton Carousel Park (by VA Air and Space Center)

Hampton History Museum

757-727-1610

Hampton University Museum     FREE

757-727-5308

Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruises

757-727-1102

NASA Langley Research Center

757-864-1000
Education center open to homeschool parents

Peninsula Pilots Baseball

Sandy Bottom Nature Park

757-825-4657

St. John’s Church            FREE

757-722-2567

Thomas Nelson Community College

757-825-2700

Virginia Air and Space

757-727-0900

Virginia Arts Festival

757-282-2800

Hampton Roads

Jamestown

Jamestown Island and Visitor Center

757-229-1733

Jamestown Settlement

757-253-4939

Loudon

Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum

571-258-3800

Ticonderoga Farms

703-327-4424

Newport News

Visitor Center

757-886-7777

Army Transportation Museum, Fort Eustis

757-878-1109

Christopher Newport University

757-594-7000

Daily Press Newspaper Tour

757-247-4619

Endview Plantation

757-887-1862

Fall Festival of Folklife

757-926-1400

Huntington Park and Beach

757-886-7912

Lee Hall Mansion

757-888-3371

Mariner’s Museum and Park

757-596-2222

Newport News Park

(757) 926-1400

Newsome House Museum        FREE

757-247-2360

Peninsula Fine Arts Center

757-596-8175
FREE Sunday family art workshops

SPCA and Petting Zoo

757-595-1399

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Virginia Living Museum

757-595-1900 ext. 217

Virginia War Museum

757-247-8523

Norfolk

City Information

 

Chrysler Art Museum  FREE Wednesdays

757-664-6200

Ferry to Portsmouth

 

Hampton Roads Naval Museum

757-322-2987
(part of Nauticus)

Hermitage Foundation Museum

757-422-2052

Hunter House Victorian Museum

757-623-9814

MacArthur Mall

parking fee

MacArthur Memorial Museum

757-441-2965

Moses Myers House

757-664-6283

Nauticus, National Maritime Center

757-664-1000

Norfolk Admirals Hockey

757-640-1212

Norfolk’s International Azalea Festival

757-282-2801

USS Wisconsin

757-322-2987
(part of Nauticus)

Waterside Mall

757-627-3300
parking fee

Willoughby-Baylor House

757-664-6200

Portsmouth

Carrie B Harbor Tours

757-393-4735

Children’s Museum of Virginia

757-393-5397

Courthouse Galleries of the Portsmouth

757-393-8983
First Sundays are FREE

Ferry to Norfolk

757-722-9400

Portsmouth Lightship Museum

757-393-8741

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum

757-393-8591

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

757-393-8031

Richmond

City Information

 

Black History Museum and Cultural Center

804-780-9093

Branch Museum of Architecture and Design

(804) 655-6055

Childrens’ Museum of Richmond

804-474-CmoR

Edgar Allan Poe Museum

804-648-5523

Kings Dominion

804-876-5561
Offers “Homeschool Days”

Maymont Park

804-358-7166

Museum of the Confederacy

804-649-1861

Richmond Braves Baseball

800-849-4627

State Capitol Building and Legislative Offices

804-698-1788

Capitol Tours
Watch for “Homeschool Day at the Capitol” each March

Science Museum of Virginia offers homeschool classes

804-367-6552

State Fair of Virginia

804-994-2800

Valentine Museum

804-649-0711

Virginia Holocaust Museum

804-257-5400
Note: This museum contains graphic content not appropriate for young children.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

804-204-2705

Isle of Wight County

Boykin’s Museum        FREE

757-365-9771

Smithfield

Isle of Wight County Museum     FREE

757-357-7459

Surry

Chippokes Plantation State Park

757-294-3625

Bacon’s Castle

757-357-5976

Surry Nuclear Power Plant

(757) 357-5410

Pork, Peanut, and Pine Festival

(757) 294-3625

Suffolk

Riddick’s Folly

757-934-1390

Suffolk Museum         FREE

Virginia Beach

City Info

 

American Music Festival

 

Botanical gardens

 

Francis Land House

757-431-4000
Offers homeschool workshops

Fort Story

 

Neptune Festival

757-498-0215

Tidewater Tides Baseball

757-622-2222

Adam Thoroughgood House

757-664-6283

Virginia Dinosaur Museum

757-491-7522

Virginia Marine Science Museum

757-425-3474

Williamsburg

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center

(888)-965-7254

Bruton Parish

757-229-2891

Busch Gardens – Williamsburg

Busch Gardens.com
Offers “Homeschool Days”

College of William and Mary

 

Colonial Williamsburg

757-229-1000

DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

757-220-7724

John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library

757-565-8500

Muscarelle Museum of Art             FREE

757-221-2703

Virginia Shakespeare Festival

 

Water Country

1-800-343-7946

Williamsburg Scottish Festival and Celtic Celebration

1-866-854-7888

Yorktown

On The Hill, Cultural Arts Center

757-369-1108

Miss Yorktown Fishing Tours

757-257-2628

Yorktown Cruises

757-639-1233

York County Historical Museum

757-898-3727

Yorktown Victory Center

757-253-4939

Yorktown Visitor Center/Battlefield

757-898-2410

Waterman’s Museum

757-887-2641

Out-Of-State

Billy Graham Library

Ashville, NC