"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
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Book a Field Trip to VMHC

Education is at the core of our mission. Take your group or students on a field trip through 16,000 years of Virginia history with a visit to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, or book a virtual HistoryConnects program with one of our educators and let us visit you! We offer educational opportunities and programs for all ages!

I love the Virginia Museum of History & Culture and feel like it is a terrific and worthwhile field trip.
4th grade teacher, Hanover County

Enhance your classroom experience with these online features:


Virginia History Day is a history competition for students grades six through twelve.
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Virginia History Day
Take a virtual field trip to the Virginia Museum of History and Culture today. Connect with a VMHC educator directly from your classroom.
Find out more about HistoryConnects: Virtual Fieldtrips
Learn about the tours and programs we offer to visiting school groups.
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Field Trip
Learn more about our programs for teachers.
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Teacher Workshop
The VHS has many exciting opportunities for teachers.
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Teacher Institute
"Teaching with Photographs" is designed to be used by both teachers and students.
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Linking to Our Past showcases some of the VHS collections that help document the African American experience in Virginia.
Find out more about Linking to Our Past
Linking to our Past
Turn back the pages of the calendar and learn about notable dates in Virginia history.
Find out more about Notable Dates in Virginia History
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