Homewood Museum provides opportunities for students in grades 6-9 to gain an in-depth understanding of daily life in 1808 through participatory tours and activities that may combine role-playing with research and period appropriate activities.
School tours and programs are available for groups of 15-40 students. Students are divided into groups of five or six individuals.
Tuesday through Friday during regular museum hours.
Teachers receive a pre-visit informational packet (including images) about the history of Homewood and the Carroll family.
$5/student. One adult chaperone per ten students is required but is not charged admission.
Reservations must be made in advance by calling Homewood at 410.516.5589.
Students experience what Homewood was like through a participatory tour of the 1801 restored home. With guidance from tour leaders, each student assumes the role of a family member, guest, servant or slave during the tour. You may choose from two follow-up activities:
Each group uses cooperative learning techniques to undertake primary research using topics and Carroll family letters and documents provided by Homewood staff. Topics from which students may choose to explore slavery, medical treatments, travel, and family relationships. At the end of the research segment, students compile their findings and present a report to the entire group. The primary research booklets offer points of comparison to life today.
Lawn bowling, marbles, and hoops—weather permitting. Checkers, whist, and dominoes can be substituted for the primary research component for camp groups, younger students, or for a less rigorous academic experience.
To make a reservation, please contact:
Judith Proffitt, Program Coordinator