Historic Field Trips

Students of all ages look forward to our interactive field trips at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture. We love working with visiting groups to create the best possible learning experience for your class and engage students with an experience they will never forget.

Visit to the Past Workshop

Take your students on a trip back in time with our Visit to the Past workshop. This hands-on workshop for grades PreK-12 includes educational and fun-filled activities, some of which may include operating the hand press at the printshop, grinding corn into meal and grits at the gristmill, washing clothes on a washboard, making a poultice at the doctor’s office, or experiencing the one room schoolhouse.

Workshop Overview

  • Students dress in costume (suspenders/ aprons & skirts) provided by the Museum.

  • Students and group leaders eat an authentic farmhouse lunch, cooked over the open hearth or on a wood stove, at one of the Village’s houses or cabins.

  • A scheduled visits with costumed interpreters who will provide an interactive/ hands-on learning experience.

  • Programming available from 9:30-2:30, depending upon group’s arrival & departure times.

  • Addresses various Georgia Standards of Excellence in Social Studies based on visited sites.

Pricing

  • $15/student

  • Teachers, bus drivers, and group leaders (number provided by the Museum) do not pay Museum admission.  All other adults must pay general Museum admission upon arrival ($7.00 + tax).

  • The train is not included in the Visit to the Past Workshop program.  For an added cost, it can be a wonderful experience for your group.  Please book no later than two weeks prior to your visit to ensure availability.  For groups with 60 or less riders, the cost is $250.  For groups with 61 or more riders, the cost is $4.00/person.

Self-Guided Tour

The Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village is where history comes alive, recreating the farm and rural village life in Wiregrass Georgia from 1870-1910.  This self-guided tour shows students how people lived and worked in a rural Georgia wiregrass community in the last century.  Attractions include an operating water-powered grist mill, a one-room school, a print shop, a doctor’s office and much more.  Don’t forget the 1900s Drug Store which offers drinks, floats, delicious hand-dipped ice cream and lunch combos for sale.  For groups of any size and all ages, a self-guided, go-at-your-own-pace tour of our 95-acre site and museum makes for an exciting and educational visit.

Tour Overview

  • Costumed interpreters provide interactive experiences and demonstrations.

  • Addresses various Georgia Standards of Excellence in Social Studies based on visited sites.

Pricing

  • $5/student
  • Teachers, bus drivers, and group leaders (number provided by the Museum) do not pay Museum admission.  All other adults must pay general Museum admission upon arrival ($7.00 + tax).
  • The train is not included in the Self-Guided Tour program.  For an added cost, it can be a wonderful experience for your group.  Please book no later than two weeks prior to your visit to ensure availability.  For groups with 60 or less riders, the cost is $250.  For groups with 61 or more riders, the cost is $4.00/person.

Vulcan Steam Train

The train is not included with historic field trip programs. For an added cost, it can be a wonderful experience for your group.  Please book no later than two weeks prior to your visit to ensure availability.  For groups with 60 or less riders, the cost is $250.  For groups with 61 or more riders, the cost is $4.00/person.

Plan Your Visit

Interested in planning a field trip to GMA? We suggest your planning begin no later than one month in advance.

  1. Select one of the program types.

  2. Determine a date.
    It must be Tuesday-Friday within school seasons, within September-December or February-May. Visits are possible on Saturdays or during summer, please contact us with these requests. Double-check your date and plan a backup date.

  3. Register online.
    Reservation confirmation will be emailed within 48 business hours or the Education Operation Supervisor will contact you if your desired date is already booked.

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