Craik-Patton House

Take a tour of Charleston’s Craik-Patton House. Home of early settler and pioneer James Craik, the Greek Revival House was built in 1834. The house was named Elm Grove, and features a log house, garden, and grounds. Groups can visit the Welcome Center where they will meet with a house guide that will take them through the house on an informal tour. Inside the house, groups will see an 1830s Thomas Gibson pianoforte, a fireplace, furnishings, portraits of the Craik and Patton families, and more. After the tour, groups are free to explore the gardens. Groups of more than 15 people must schedule a tour in advance.
 
Contact Info
Address: 2809 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25311. Kanawha County. Tel: 304-925-5341. Website: www.craikpattonhouse.org. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 10AM-12PM, 1PM-4PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: 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