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. 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

Homeschool Days

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

Branch Museum of Architecture and Design

https://branchmuseum.org

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

Sufflock

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