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. Hands on educational programs focus on topics such as Native American History, Colonial America, the life of European settlers in America, and more. 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.
 
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. Email: info@hansherr.org. Website: www.hansherr.org. Hrs: Apr. 1-Nov. 30, Mon.-Sat. 9AM-4PM. Contact: Becky Gochnauer, director@hansherr.org.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-2 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: 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