Thompson Farm & Nursery

Come to this family farm for a fun and historically rich farm field trip. The South Carolina Farm History Tour lets groups learn about local crops, farm technology, the history of farming, and how farming has impacted South Carolina’s rich history. In the fall, the farm’s Pumpkin Patch Tour lets groups go on a tractor-drawn wagon ride, pick a small gourd, and feed the animals. The farm is home to pigs, buffalo, and all kinds of other animals - groups can see see pygmy goats, baby cows, and more in the Critter Barn. They can also explore the 10-acre Thompson Corn Maze.
 
Contact Info
Address: 1625 Bucksville Drive, Conway, SC 29527. Horry County. Tel: 843-236-1400. Website: www.thompsonfarmandnursery.com. Hrs: Mon.-Fri, By appointment. Cost: Fee.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee. 
  
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Farm Lesson Plan

The average American may eat 125 pounds of potatoes each year, but corn is actually America's number one field crop, providing ingredients for cereals, peanut butter, snack foods and soft drinks. Use a trip to an agricultural farm to find out where our fruits and vegetables come from. ... Continue