Virtual Field Trips & Programs


Due to the current COVID pandemic, we recognize most schools are not able to participate in on site field trips.  The History Center now offers educators the opportunity to have your class visit us virtually.   Our virtual field trips includes a live, guided virtual tour of our historic site hosted over video conferencing platform (Zoom, Google Meet, etc) with printable, hands-on activities to supplement the virtual visit.  Choose from these options:

1. The Colonial Experience at the Golden Plough Tavern and the Horatio Gates House: Looks at the creation of Pennsylvania, the establishment of York and what life was like in a middle-class Germanic home/tavern and an upper-class English home. Recommended: grades 3-12. Time: 45-60 minutes.

2. Continental Congress at the Colonial Courthouse: Explores the importance of York’s courthouse and examines Continental Congress’ significant accomplishments (Articles of Confederation, 1st National Day of Thanksgiving, French Alliance, Continental Currency) during their nine- month stay. Recommended: grades 5-12. Time: 30-45 minutes.

3. Breaking Barriers at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum: Focuses on 11 items in the collection that changed the everyday lives of households, farm life, and manufacturing in York and beyond. Due to the nature of the museum, this tour will be pre-recorded with a follow-up chat component for questions and closer looks. Recommended: grades 5-12. Time: 30-45 minutes.

4. History of Transportation in York at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum: Explores a variety of different types of transportation in York from the 18th to 20th centuries and how they evolved as technology improved. Recommended: grades 3-12. Time: 30-45 minutes.

Please contact us for the latest pricing of our Virtual Field Trips. To learn more and to book your virtual tour experience, please contact us at