School Groups | Virginia Museum of History & Culture School field trips and student workshops
"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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Immerse yourself in Virginia's history by visiting one of our exhibitions.


The Story of Virginia
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School Groups

Bring your students to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture and explore Virginia’s amazing history!

Choose from a menu of SOL-based programs that focus on themes found in your classroom or create a unique program tailored to your group’s individual needs.

Reservations are required for all school groups visiting the museum.

Reservation information and tips

The VMHC is currently closed for construction as we make strides to bring you a reimagined VMHC. The museum will remain closed to guests through early April 2021, but we will continue to offer a robust variety of virtual events and digital programs. Please visit our Learning Resources page for at-home activites or book a virtual field trip with our HISTORYCONNECTS DISTANCE LEARNING team. 

  • Student field trips are FREE!

  • Reservations for field trips may be made by completing our online Field trip request form, or you may contact Maggie Creech, the Manager of Museum Programs, at or 804.342.9652. Email is preferred. 

  • When possible, we ask that field trips be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. Tours for March, April, and May fill up quickly, so please book as early as you can for those months! 

  • Review our Tips For Your Visit and Bus Parking Map with your students and chaperones before you arrive at the museum. Buses should drop students off at the rear of the building at the Marcus and Carole M. Weinstein Learning Center and then park in front of the museum along Boulevard.

  • View our full list of current programs.

My students had a blast during their tour of the Story of Virginia exhibition! The tour brought to life for the students the subjects that we discuss in the classroom! The museum gets an A+ from my students!

Teacher from Loudoun County

Tours may be requested by completing our online Field trip request form.

Self-guided school tours

Groups are welcome to visit the Virginia Museum of History & Culture on their own, but we encourage that all school groups speak with the Manager of Museum Programs before their visit in order to guarantee space in the galleries. We also have a variety of activities that we can provide for your group. For more information, contact Maggie Creech at 804.342.9652 or

Programs for homeschoolers

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture hosts two Homeschool Open Houses per year and offers educator-led history presentations for homeschool students. Our next Homeschool Open House will be held in Spring 2021. For more information, please visit our VMHC Calendar of Events or contact Maggie Creech at 804.342.9652 or

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Maggie Creech, Manager of Museum Programs

Hi! Are you interested in booking a tour for your group or want to learn about our customized group programs? I can help you plan your visit the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. I may be reached at or at 804.342.9652.

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