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 

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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 Monroe

757-637-7778

Fort Wool

757-727-8311

Hampton Carousel Park (by VA Air and Space Center)

757-727-8311

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