Pennsylvania

The Governor's Residence

Take your group on a docent-led tour of the place the Governor calls home. View the public and state rooms of the residence, as well as the beautiful gardens. Learn about the history of the Pennsylvania governorship, and take in an extensive and well-curated art collection, including works by great Pennsylvania artists like Charles Polk, and Gilbert Stuart. During the Holiday Season, groups can tour elaborate holiday decorations at the residence.
 
Contact Info
Address: 2035 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102. Dauphin County. Tel: 717-787-1965. Website: www.residence.pa.gov. Hrs: Tues. & Thurs. 10AM-2PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free. 
  
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Citizenship, Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue