2020 Spring Field Trips April 21st to May 8th

Imagine taking your class back to a 19th-century frontier village, with cabins, a schoolhouse, jail, post office, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, church, and even a graveyard! Thank you for considering Hart Square Village for your class field trip. Fall Season 2019 dates will be September 23 through October 25.  Our experience is appropriate for students 3rd -8th grade, and introduces students to life in a 19th-century village, aligning to many NC Curriculum Standards, with heavy emphasis in social studies and science.  

During a visit to Hart Square, students will have the opportunity to rotate through 3 educational experiences and a tour of the village. This season’s experiences will feature Cider Making, Blacksmithing, and Native American Folklore. Music of Appalachia may be substituted on some days.  

Typical Schedule of Day’s Events

Busses arrive between 9:00 and 9:30, with time for check-in, grouping, bathroom, and stowing lunch. 9:30-10:00, large group time under the arbor, a brief history of the village, and rules and expectations. From 10:00 to 11:30, groups will rotate through 2 experiences and a tour. At 11:30, we will all meet back under the arbor for bag lunches, which you will bring from your school.  There is an area for your coolers.

At noon, we will begin our last 2 rotations and finish up at 1:30.

Field Trip Pricing

 Students are $15.00 each. The teacher and school staff are no charge.  Chaperone and parent passes are $20.00 each and are available at our Gift Shop page here on our site online.  Please register in advance, as these folks will be checked in at arrival. Our minimum group number is 50 students, if you have a special circumstance such as home school, or ESL group, please contact us for assistance in booking.

Parents and Chaperones

Each classroom should be accompanied by its classroom teacher or another qualified staff member. Parents and chaperones are welcome, but younger siblings are discouraged. All adults should play an active role in the helpful supervision of the students.  Chaperone passes can be purchased on the gift shop page.

Special Notes  

Most presentations will be under a large tent or protection, but please be aware that Hart Square Village is a rustic, outdoor venue. Students should wear tennis or closed-toe shoes. We operate rain or shine, so please prepare your students in advance to dress appropriately for rainy, hot or cool weather. We follow Catawba County Schools with any cancellations due to weather.   Please alert us in advance to any students’ disabilities or special needs so that we can plan for and accommodate those needs.

Final payment should be made 10 days prior to your booking date.  

Please contact programs@hartsquare.com for any additional questions or concerns.

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