Homeschool Days

A park ranger talks to students and families during a Homeschool Days event.
A park ranger talks to homeschool students and their parents.

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Homeschool Days

Thank you for your interest in our winter Homeschool Days events. The response has been overwhelming and all days are completely booked.

However, we are maintaining a Waiting List. If you are interested in being added to that list, please apply below. In the event of a family cancellation or co-op decrease in number, we will contact the next family or group on the waiting list with details about the event. Updated 10/5/17.

Sign up your family, or your co-op for one of the following events, designed specifically for homerschoolers:

“Civil War Books and More!”
Thursday, January 18, 2018
10 am - 3 pm
Recommended for children ages 5 to 11

At “Civil War Books and More!” homeschool families will rotate through several book and activity stations that include picture books on the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and Abraham Lincoln. There will also be opportunities for dressing up like book characters, participating in soldier campfire activities, and illustrating some pages from a children’s book of their own creation!


“History Career Day”
Friday, January 19, 2018
10 am - 3 pm
Recommended for children ages 12 to 18

At “History Career Day”, homeschool families will rotate through several work stations and meet park educators, curators, law enforcement officers, monument preservationists, biologists, tour guides and more. Come prepared to get your hands a little dirty and try out a skill or two while you are here!

Please note: If you have children in both age groups, please either 1.) find alternative plans for those students not in the specific age group on that day or 2.) register all students for one day or the other and plan to adapt the activities for the various ages. Each student can only attend one event, as we have limited space and supplies.

We can accept a maximum of 75 students per day. A waiting list will be maintained for reservation requests after the first 75 students for each day, and you may be asked to secure your reservation with a donation to be applied only in the event of last-minute cancellation or no-show. Otherwise, this event is free of charge.

Waiting List Only

Last updated: October 5, 2017

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