Experience Colonial History Locally with Field Trips to the Smith-Appleby House Museum!
Students can experience Colonial history locally with a host of educational programs designed for students of all ages at the nearby Smith-Appleby House Museum in Smithfield, RI.
Our volunteers at the Smith-Appleby House can custom-schedule and host a variety of historically-themed programs to accommodate visiting school groups.
The house, museum, and its staff offer a real-life context to the history students learn in their classroom. Volunteer educators and guides provide a hands-on opportunity for students to experience what life was like in Colonial Rhode Island.
The Museum offers a variety of education programs featuring presentations and hands-on demonstrations to tours guided by our volunteers in Colonial-period dress.
The programs are offered “by appointment,” so that staff can consult with educators to specifically craft programs that will meet their goals for their students.
Programs are also available for historical groups, community associations, clubs, and other organizations.
In addition, the Smith-Appleby House Museum offers events and activities throughout the year for the general public, including Colonial militia & military encampments, arts & crafts and baking classes, historically-themed dinners, and Holiday celebrations.
See our Events page.
These fifth graders were “ecstatic” about their school visit to the House.