Virginia Field Trips

Hands-on, virtual, and on-site learning is one of the many blessings of homeschooling.

Virginia Is for Field Trips!​

Have you considered all that our great state has to offer? With the ocean and the mountains, its place in Colonial and Civil War history, and its proximity to the nation’s capital, intriguing and worthwhile locations abound! 

Looking for field trip ideas for homeschoolers? We’ve got it covered!

Find all kinds of homeschool field trip ideas near you. Field trips, categorized by REGION are listed here, include science centers, museums, aquariums, planetariums, zoos, historic sites, and state and national parks–and more!

If you’d like to share a favorite field trip idea, submit it here. We’d love to add it to this page!


Virginia Regional Map

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Virginia Regional Map Legend

Jump to Region 1

Charles City County
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights City
Dinwiddie County
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell City
Montpelier City
New Kent County
Petersburg City
Powhatan County
Prince George County
Richmond City

Jump to Region 2

Accomack County
Chesapeake City
Franklin City
Hampton City
Isle of Wight County
James City County
Newport News City
Norfolk City
Northampton County
Poquoson City
Portsmouth City
Southampton County
Suffolk City
Virginia Beach City
Williamsburg City
York County

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Caroline County
Colonial Beach City
Essex County
Fredericksburg City
Gloucester County
King & Queen County
King George County
King William County
Lancaster County
Mathews County
Middlesex County
Northumberland County
Richmond County
Spotsylvania County
Stafford County
Westmoreland County

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Alexandria City
Arlington City
Clarke County
Culpeper County
Fairfax County
Falls Church City
Fauquier County
Frederick County
Loudoun County
Madison County
Manassas City
Orange County
Page County
Prince William County
Rappahannock County
Shenandoah County
Warren County
Winchester City

Jump to Region 5
Albermarle County
Amherst County
Augusta County
Bath County
Bedford County
Buena Vista City
Campbell County
Charlottesville City
Fluvanna County
Greene County
Harrisonburg City
Highland County
Lexington City
Louisa County
Lynchburg City
Nelson County
Rockbridge County
Rockingham County
Staunton City
Waynesboro City

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Alleghany County
Botetourt County
Covington City
Craig County
Danville City
Floyd County
Franklin County
Henry County
Martinsville City
Montgomery County
Patrick County
Pittsylvania County
Roanoke City
Roanoke County
Salem City

Jump to Region 7
Bland County
Bristol City
Buchanan County
Carroll County
Dickenson County
Galax City
Giles County
Grayson County
Lee County
Norton City
Pulaski County
Radford City
Russell County
Scott County
Smyth County
Tazewell County
Washington County
Wise County
Wythe County

Jump to Region 8
Appomattox County
Brunswick County
Buckingham County
Charlotte County
Cumberland County
Greensville County
Halifax County
Lunenburg County
Mecklenburg County
Nottoway County
Prince Edward County
South Boston City

Region 1 – Central Virginia

Charles City

Berkeley Homeschool Days
During the first week in October, Berkeley will offer a special rate to homeschool students and their families. 

Historic Peace Hill Farm

Group pricing available for larger groups!



The Red Barn Farm

This is a very family-friendly venue, and the summer camp is incredible! Enjoy events throughout the year, especially in the holiday months. You will fall in love with the Red Barn Farm and all the friendly animals.

Petersburg City

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier


Capitol Tours

Watch for “Homeschool Day at the Capitol” each March

State Capitol Building and Legislative Offices


Science Museum of Virginia offers homeschool classes 804-367-6552

State Fair of Virginia


Purchase Tickets for HEAV sponsored homeschool day.

Virginia Holocaust Museum


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

Virginia War Memorial

(804) 786-2060

Homeschool groups and co-ops are welcome to register for our variety of field trips in groups of ten or more students. For more details on our field trip offerings and to register, visit our Field Trips and Outreach page.


Region 2 – Hampton Roads


Isle of Wight County


Newport News





Virginia Beach



Region 3 – Middle Peninsula / Northern Neck 


Shannon Air Museum

The Shannon Air Museum is a non-profit museum located in Fredericksburg, Virginia at the historic Shannon Airport. We have a unique collection of artifacts and aircraft from the Golden Age of Aviation, the time between the two world wars when aviation was quickly evolving and becoming wildly popular.


Region 5 – Valley 

Albemarle County


Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial
Home Educator’s Living History Days


Franklin County


SeaQuest Homeschool field trips are offered bi-weekly on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Page County

Region 6 – Western Virginia 


O. Winston Link Museum
Historical Society of Western Virginia

Roanoke City

Science Museum of Western Virginia

We are located right in the heart of Downtown Roanoke on the fourth floor of the Center in the Square building.

Salem City

Salem Museum & Historical Society

Preserving 300+ years of history, art, and sports in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Admission is FREE for all self-guided visitors. Homeschool and education groups, Military Living History Day, Hometown History, and more. Guided tours are $10 per adult age 15+, and $5 for children. For school groups and educational groups, students are $3 and chaperones are free. Group visits are available when booked at least two weeks in advance. *Fees are subject to change

Staunton City

Region 8 – Southside Virginia 


Appamattox Courthouse National Historic Park, The McLean House

Mecklenburg County

Region 9 – Statewide & Out-of-State

Downtown Winchester Virginia