Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site hosts many school groups from throughout New England and beyond. We offer a series of field trips to enhance the student's experience.
Guidelines For Your Trip
If you are interested in bringing your school group to the site, please read over the School Tour Information Guide for information on planning your visit and park guidelines. Call the park at (603) 675-2175 x100 to schedule a date to bring your class and to discuss what special tours may be available. We welcome "pre-visits" by teachers to make plans that will go smoothly for all.
Some schools have used the statues to be the focus of chemistry discussion, ie the making of bronze; those interested in performance may use the Temple area and some togas are available for use; natural science may be studied on the trails at the park; and water quality and testing may be done at the Blow-Me-Down Farm which borders the Connecticut River. Time spent sketching, enjoying the park trails, or other lessons can be added by the teachers.
Aspet Tour - is not generally offered with groups as only minimum numbers at a time (up to 12) may visit due to limited space. If you feel like this part of the site is essential to your experience, please do mention that when scheduling and we'll see what we can do.
Please note that the park does not have any indoor space for students to eat lunch and food may not be taken into the buildings. While students may bring bag lunches (no backpacks, please) and eat on benches around the grounds, plan on using the bus in case of rain. Remember that part of all tours take place outside and will involve walking between buildings. Therefore, weather conditions should be taken into consideration. To check local weather conditions, click on the following link. We do ask that groups are thoughtful of other visitors who would like to read information or take pictures by sharing the common areas.