Homeschool Days

Homeschool families love to learn at the museum! The History Center offers a unique opportunity for homeschooled students and their families to participate in thematic, hands-on STEAM experiences centered on the museum’s exhibits. Programs are designed for elementary school-age students but younger and older siblings are welcome to participate. The fee is $5/student and adults are free and must remain with their child during this activity.

To reserve your spot, please visit our website (here), choose the day of the event, select “Homeschool Days,” choose your timeslot, then follow the prompts. For assistance with this or any questions about the classes, please contact

Spring 2024

Homeschool Days Events (Ages 6-12)

Colonial Currency – March 6 (WEDS) or March 13 (WEDS)
Timeslots:  11am – 12pm,  1pm – 2pm
Colonial Complex (inside the heated Colonial Courthouse)
Students will learn about early colonial currency, including currency printed here in York.
(Please note that the Colonial Complex will still be closed for the season and access to a bathroom will be unavailable)

Colonial Farming – March 20 (WEDS) or March 27 (WEDS)
Timeslots:  11am – 12pm,  1pm – 2pm
Agricultural and Industrial Museum
Students will learn about colonial farm life by visiting some agricultural artifacts and doing some related activities.

Colonial Dyeing – April 3 (WEDS) or April 17 (WEDS)
Timeslots:  11am – 12pm,  1pm – 2pm
Colonial Complex
Students will spend some time learning about how they made colors in the early colonial life and will do a little hands-on dyeing. (Please note this class may be messy).

Life on the Monocacy Trail – April 24 (WEDS) or May 1 (WEDS)
Timeslots:  11am – 12pm,  1pm – 2pm
Colonial Complex
Students will learn about traveling along  the Monocacy Trail to arrive here at York. (If possible, this may include an early look at the new museum!)




Event Details

Colonial Complex
157 West Market Street
York, PA 17401

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Homeschool Days

  • York County History Center – Colonial Complex (Corner of Market St and Pershing Ave.)
  • Wednesdays
  • Sessions: 10 am – 11 am; 11 am- 12 noon; 1 pm – 2 pm; and 2pm – 3 pm
  • Elementary age students (Ages 6-12)
  • $5 fee/student covers supplies and museum admission for the day (when applicable)
  • Pre-registration on our website

Upcoming Events

June 15, 2023

History Passport


June 14, 2024

Spirits of the Past: Historic Mixology


June 19, 2024

York Civil War Roundtable


June 21, 2024

Make Music Day


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