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School

School tours of the mansion can teach students about the history of the Mansion itself, as well as about architecture, art, immigration, and culture during the Victorian era and the Gilded Age. Depending on grade level and the needs of the group, students might learn through activities such as playing 19th century games, visiting the servants’ quarters, or exploring objects like a stereoscope of the house. The tour includes learning tools like PowerPoint.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
19th century history, architecture, economy, immigration, industry, technology, visual art

contact info
Name: School Tour Reservations
Phone: 203-838-9799 ext. 6.
Email: education@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com

INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: Max. 60 students. Program Type: Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45-90 minutes. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a. Registration: Phone, Online. Food Options: n/a. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: PD.

ABOUT

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion is a mid-19th century home built by financier and railroad tycoon LeGrand Lockwood. The house's rooms, including a library, music room, bedrooms, billiards room, and servants' quarters, serve as a reminder of the artistic motifs and architecture of the Victorian era. Constructed during the Civil War, the house features many innovations for its time including hot and cold water plumbing, gas lighting, and a central heating system. Led by a docent, visitors can explore the history of the house and learn about its architecture and artistic legacy, as well as a bit about life during the Victorian era and the Gilded Age.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, & By appointment.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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SCOUTS

Scouts can visit the Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum for an educational tour of the historic property. Scouts will learn about the Victorian Era architecture and design, along with the stories of the families that once lived there. Tours vary in length from 45 minutes to 90 minutes.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Cost: Fee

ABOUT

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion is a mid-19th century home built by financier and railroad tycoon LeGrand Lockwood. The house's rooms, including a library, music room, bedrooms, billiards room, and servants' quarters, serve as a reminder of the artistic motifs and architecture of the Victorian era. Constructed during the Civil War, the house features many innovations for its time including hot and cold water plumbing, gas lighting, and a central heating system. Led by a docent, visitors can explore the history of the house and learn about its architecture and artistic legacy, as well as a bit about life during the Victorian era and the Gilded Age.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, & By appointment.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

CAMP

Camp groups can take a tour of the Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum and learn about its historical architecture and the families that once lived there. They will explore the Victorian Era mansion and learn about its place in history. Tours vary in length from 45 minutes to 90 minutes.

INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Cost: Fee

ABOUT

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion is a mid-19th century home built by financier and railroad tycoon LeGrand Lockwood. The house's rooms, including a library, music room, bedrooms, billiards room, and servants' quarters, serve as a reminder of the artistic motifs and architecture of the Victorian era. Constructed during the Civil War, the house features many innovations for its time including hot and cold water plumbing, gas lighting, and a central heating system. Led by a docent, visitors can explore the history of the house and learn about its architecture and artistic legacy, as well as a bit about life during the Victorian era and the Gilded Age.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, & By appointment.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

HOMESCHOOL

Homeschool groups can visit the Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum as part of a school tour. These tours are led by docents in period costumes and will cover the history and architecture of the building and its former tenants. Tours are catered to the ages of the group and involve teaching tools like PowerPoint.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Cost: Fee

ABOUT

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion is a mid-19th century home built by financier and railroad tycoon LeGrand Lockwood. The house's rooms, including a library, music room, bedrooms, billiards room, and servants' quarters, serve as a reminder of the artistic motifs and architecture of the Victorian era. Constructed during the Civil War, the house features many innovations for its time including hot and cold water plumbing, gas lighting, and a central heating system. Led by a docent, visitors can explore the history of the house and learn about its architecture and artistic legacy, as well as a bit about life during the Victorian era and the Gilded Age.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, & By appointment.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

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