School Programs 

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.

School Groups & Scout Troops

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.

Contact us for more information.


These fifth graders were “ecstatic‎” about their school visit to the House. 



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