Field Trips

Bring your students on a field trip!

Guided field trips are offered at Friendship Hill in the spring and the fall. Please call 724-725-9190 or email us to inquire about availability or to make a reservation. Reservations are required.

The Whiskey Rebellion Grades 4 - 7

Secretary of Treasury Grades 4 - 7

Gallatin House Tour Grades K - 12

Discovery Crate Grades K - 3

Self Guided Tour All ages

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  • Friendship Hill National Historic Site

    Field Trip: Discovery Crate

    Photography of the Discovery Crate

    In this guided activity park rangers pretend they have discovered a worn wooden crate in the attic of the old stone house. Inside they find items belonging to a one time resident of Friendship Hill, Albert Gallatin. Students become historians as they attempt to discover what the objects are and what they tell us about Gallatin and his family.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Third Grade
    Subjects:
    Family Life, Government
    National/State Standards:
    National Standards for History: Standard 1, 2, 3. Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: II, VI, VIII, X. Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy SL.1.
  • Friendship Hill National Historic Site

    Gallatin House Tour for School Groups

    Photograph of Gallatin's House, Friendship Hill

    Classes can participate in guided house tours.  The tours cover Gallatin’s accomplishments, the Gallatin family and the history of Friendship Hill.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Commerce and Industry, Economics, Government, Pioneer America, U.S. Presidents, War of 1812, Westward Expansion
    National/State Standards:
    National Standards for History: k-4 Standard 1, 2, 3, 4; grade 5-12 Era 3, 4. Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: II, VI, X. Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy SL.1.
  • Friendship Hill National Historic Site

    Secretary of the Treasury, Board Game

    Watch Dog of the Treasury Board Game

    This guided program has the student learn about the federal budget during Gallatin’s term as Secretary of the Treasury.  They participate in a board game with the park ranger.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Seventh Grade
    Subjects:
    Commerce and Industry, Economics, Government, Pioneer America
    National/State Standards:
    National Standards for History: Grade K-4 Standard 1, 2, 3, 4; Grade 5-12 Era 3, 4. Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: II, V, VI, VII, X. Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy SL.1.
  • Friendship Hill National Historic Site

    Self-guided Field Trip

    Statue of Albert Gallatin surveying

    Visiting Friendship Hill is a great way for your students to learn history and about the natural world.  Your class may view the introductory video, tour the Gallatin mansion, read the exhibits in the visitor center and tour the grounds.  The park also has extensive hiking trails. 

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-College Undergraduate Level
    Subjects:
    Commerce and Industry, Economics, Government, International Relations, War of 1812, Westward Expansion
  • Friendship Hill National Historic Site

    The Whiskey Rebellion

    Farmers tarring and feathering an excise officer

    This guided program has the student role play the famous 1795 Whiskey Rebellion Trails held in Philadelphia.  Some students portray farmers arrested for failure to pay the “Whiskey Tax”.  Other students will act as a jury of their peers.  The Park Ranger will portray the prosecution and present evidence at, which the defendants will defend their actions with the jury decide their fate.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Seventh Grade
    Subjects:
    Commerce and Industry, Economics, Government, Pioneer America
    National/State Standards:
    National Standards for History: k-4 Standard 1, 2, 3, 4; grade 5-12 Era 3, 4. Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: II, VI, X. Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy SL.1.