Field Trips - Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc.

Field Trips


Guided School Tours

Soldiers & Sailors offers guided tours to all groups. The tour lasts about 1 hour and is led by an experienced docent. Tours can be of the entire museum or focused on a particular area of study (see below). The cost of the tour is $5 per person and for school groups chaperones are free.

Customized Tours are available for: The Civil War, World War I, World War II, The Home Front, Korea & Vietnam ,Women & War, and African Americans & War.

VIP Tour

The VIP Tour is our most interactive and engaging museum experience for school field trips. Students tour the museum in squadrons (15-20 students per squadron) and each student is pre-assigned a role to play by their teacher (commander, photographer, standard bearer, etc.). Students tour museum exhibits with a docent, participate in writing activities and take part in hands-on experiences with artifacts. The tours last approximately 2.5 hours. Teachers can choose from 4 VIP tour topics: Civil War, WWI, WWII, or Cold War Conflicts (Korea & Vietnam). The cost of the tour is $6 per student and chaperones are free. Every student on the VIP tour receives a personal dog tag, a digital picture of their squadron and an educational packet containing a list of causes and effects, a timeline, a map and a bio of a commanding officer.