Fall booking opens upon the conclusion of Summer 2024

September 16th-19th
September 23rd-26th
September 30th-October 3rd
October 7th-10th

Students engage in four hands-on experiences in the nation's most extensive collection of log cabins.
During a field trip to Hart Square, students will spend 30 minutes at each demonstration listed below.  

Authentic experiences are held outdoors and in the Sigmon Family Education Center. Our field trip day runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Email mya@hartsquare.com or submit a form by clicking the button below to reserve your spot.

Students - $15
Chaperones - $20 (Limited to 50 per day)
School Staff - Free

Fall 2024 Dates:

September 16th-19th
September 23rd-26th
September 30th-October 3rd
October 7th-10th

Fall Field Trip Day Activities

All stations below are included in your field trip during our Fall season.

Apple Cider Making
Apples were consumed for sustenance; or were made into cider, vinegar, and hard cider. They were also made into preserves and apple butter. This class will focus on the growth cycle of apples and their journey to America. Students will get a scientific understanding of growing things, historic preservation methods and simple machines by observing the cider grinder and press in action. Also, everyone can try some fresh apple cider from Davis and Son Cidery!

Corn Husk Doll Making
This art form originated in Native American culture. Corn husk dolls have to do with the Corn Spirit, which is one of the “three sisters” or “sustainers of life” – corn, beans, and squash. Come listen to the folk story about the Corn Spirit while making your own corn husk doll or angel to take home with you.

Appalachian Music
The music of Appalachia has roots in the convergence of many cultures including Scots-Irish, British, German, West African, and Native American. Traditional instruments traveled across oceans with these cultures to create a unique, American sound. In this demonstration, we will learn about these cultures, instruments, and songwriters. 

Carolina Life Cabin Tour
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Hart Square from the person who knows it best. We will explore several cabin interiors, learn about the tools and inventions of the nineteenth century, and experience daily life for the pioneers. Hart Square’s historic log cabin collection is the largest in the nation. 

Why Hart Square Village for our field trip?

Hart Square is the nation's largest collection of historic log cabins. When students visit the Village, they are not just walking through a museum. They get to observe artists and tradespeople at work and gain a deeper appreciation for the Early American pioneers with our hands-on activities. We cap our daily student admission to 150 so your students can have a more intimate and memorable experience.