Pennsylvania

1719 Hans Herr House & Museum

 
Travel back to early America at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Discover the 1719 Hans Herr House, the oldest building in Lancaster County, and the Lancaster Longhouse, a replica Eastern Woodlands Native American dwelling. Tours allow groups to see the 1719 Hans Herr House and the Lancaster Longhouse as well as artifacts of the Mennonite faith, animals in the outbuildings, a blacksmith shop, bake-oven, smoke house, and an extensive collection of antique farm equipment. Educational programs are available.
 
For guided tour information, visit www.hansherr.org/visit/tours-and-admissions.
 
Contact Info
Address: 1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, PA 17584. Lancaster County.
Tel: 717-464-4438.
Hrs: Apr.-Nov. Mon.-Sat. 9AM-4PM.
 
SCHOOL
Field trips can include a tour, colonial games, and a wagon ride through the grounds; during which students can learn about the longhouse, blacksmith shop, and other buildings. The School Frolics program incorporates Native American and colonial activities such as butter churning, basket making, cooking, and more.  Preschool groups can enjoy fun station activities such as crafts, trying on clothing, and listening to stories. Customizable field trips are available.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 717-464-4438.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 10, max. 50.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-2 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 5:1, 6:1, 8:1.
Registration: Online, Phone, Email.
Cost: Fee.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: architecture, colonial history, crafts, Native Americans, religion, storytelling.
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool groups can enjoy a variety of guided tours to the Hans Herr House, as well as customized programs. Tours will teach them about the architecture, history, and food ways of colonial settlers; visits to the Longhouse discuss Native American culture, Longhouse construction, spirituality, and more. Hands-on activities such as crafts, butter churning, and cooking are also offered.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 717-464-4438.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 10, max. 50
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-2 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 5:1, 6:1, 8:1.
Registration: Online, Phone, Email.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: architecture, colonial history, crafts, Native Americans, religion, storytelling.
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

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