Virtual Field Trip

 

Our most popular school program is now available virtually!

All Historic Philadelphia programs are based on our mission of offering authentic history, and grounded in education and unique interpretive programming.

YOUR VIRTUAL PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Betsy Ross House

Take a tour of the home of America’s most famous flag maker, without leaving your classroom! Follow Betsy through her house as she tells stories about her meeting with George Washington, her risky experience sewing the flag, and the other upholstery work she did throughout her life. Your virtual tour will begin in front of the house as Betsy welcomes you to her home and takes you inside to view her upholstery shop, parlor, and bed chamber.

Story Stroll

How do you get from the 1680s to today in just three city blocks? Find out as our award-winning Storytellers take you on a journey through Historic Philadelphia. Students will learn about religious tolerance, patriotism, equality, and standing up for what you believe in through interactive, educational stories about revolutionary figures like William Penn, James Forten, Caroline LeCount, and Susan B. Anthony. During the stroll, historic sites come to life as students get to see and hear stories in the places where history was made.

Arch Street Meeting House

Learn about the Quaker history of Philadelphia at arguably the most important Quaker site in the world. The video tour explores the history of the burial ground, historic West Room and Arch Street’s modern history. A self-guided, 360-degree tour of the site is also included. Curricular Materials Receive an online folder of materials and activities, designed by educators, connected to Common Core standards, and flexible to be completed before or after your virtual field trip.

Virtual Field Trip Information Sheet


For more information or to book a Virtual Field Trip, please contact Jenna Tshudy, Education Manager at jtshudy@historicphiladelphia.org or by calling 215-629-5801 ext. 240

NEW ADDITIONS FOR THE 2021 VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE:

Integrated moments of participation and reflection to maintain interactive elements in the new virtual format

Updated language and content to reflect greater diversity and inclusion in the stories we tell

More information about the sites in Independence National Historical Park

Additional reference images for the people, places, and things mentioned in the Story Stroll

Updated curricular materials offered in multiple formats to support both in-person and online learning


PRICING & INFORMATION

Rate:$150 per booking

Group Maximum: 50 people

Duration: Betsy Ross House - 25 minutes
Story Stroll - 35 minutes
Arch Street Meeting House - 15 minutes

Grade Level: Recommended for 4th - 6th

Platform: Vimeo

Format: pre-recorded videos with interactive moments and opportunities for classroom discussion Teachers will receive a private link to video content, which will be available for a program window of 1 week.

Content can be viewed at any time during the program window, allowing for maximum flexibility with virtual or in-person classroom instruction.

Free for Philadelphia public and charter schools