Pennsylvania

Wyck

Take your group back in time to the colonial and Victorian eras with a trip to the historic Wyck house, garden and farm. The house, which features a library, furnishings, and various Quaker objects, belonged to the Wistar and Haines families from the 17th to the 20th century. Groups can tour the house, learn about the garden’s roses and visit the farmers market. Every Friday from June to Thanksgiving, Wyck offers free self-guided tours to allow groups to visit the farmers market. Visit the garden in May or June for a Celebration of the Roses Tour! Hands-on activities are available to younger visitors, and all programs are consistent with Pennsylvania Academic Standards.
 
Contact Info
Address: 6026 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144. Philadelphia County. Tel: 215-848-1690. Email: lfranklin@wyck.org. Website: www.wyck.org. Hrs: Thurs.-Sat. 12PM-4PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee/Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Social Studies. 
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue