Tapping Reeve House & Law School

The oldest law school in the country, the Tapping Reeve House and Law School takes groups on a journey through the life of a real student from the early 19th century through role-playing, hands-on areas, and interpretive exhibits. Part of the Litchfield Historical Society, the historic site features a meadow that has a Children’s Garden, an orchard, and more. Tours and educational programs are available for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers from mid-April through November.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

School

Activities and tours give school groups unique opportunities to exercise writing and critical thinking skills while dressing up in the uniform of (and completing the assignments of) students from the past. Students can also act out court cases to decide the famous decision of the Amistad trial. The Party Spirit exhibit allows students to experience the social and political movements of the 1800s through rallies, write newspaper articles, and enjoy 19th-century entertainment.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
History, politics, judicial branch, law, critical thinking, historical figures.

contact info
Name: Tours and Programs Dept.
Email: education@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee, Free

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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Tapping Reeve House & Law School

The oldest law school in the country, the Tapping Reeve House and Law School takes groups on a journey through the life of a real student from the early 19th century through role-playing, hands-on areas, and interpretive exhibits. Part of the Litchfield Historical Society, the historic site features a meadow that has a Children’s Garden, an orchard, and more. Tours and educational programs are available for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers from mid-April through November.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Scouts

Activities and tours give scout groups unique opportunities to exercise writing and critical thinking skills while dressing up in the uniform of (and completing the assignments of) students from the past. Scouts can also act out court cases to decide the famous decision of the Amistad trial. The Party Spirit exhibit allows scouts to experience the social and political movements of the 1800s through rallies, write newspaper articles, and enjoy 19th-century entertainment.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
History, politics, judicial branch, law, critical thinking, historical figures.

contact info
Name: Tours and Programs Dept.
Email: education@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee, Free

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>>

Tapping Reeve House & Law School

The oldest law school in the country, the Tapping Reeve House and Law School takes groups on a journey through the life of a real student from the early 19th century through role-playing, hands-on areas, and interpretive exhibits. Part of the Litchfield Historical Society, the historic site features a meadow that has a Children’s Garden, an orchard, and more. Tours and educational programs are available for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers from mid-April through November.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Camp

Activities and tours give camp groups unique opportunities to exercise writing and critical thinking skills while dressing up in the uniform of (and completing the assignments of) students from the past. Campers can also act out court cases to decide the famous decision of the Amistad trial. The Party Spirit exhibit allows campers to experience the social and political movements of the 1800s through rallies, write newspaper articles, and enjoy 19th-century entertainment.

contact info
Name: Tours and Programs Dept.
Email: education@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee, Free

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>>

Tapping Reeve House & Law School

The oldest law school in the country, the Tapping Reeve House and Law School takes groups on a journey through the life of a real student from the early 19th century through role-playing, hands-on areas, and interpretive exhibits. Part of the Litchfield Historical Society, the historic site features a meadow that has a Children’s Garden, an orchard, and more. Tours and educational programs are available for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers from mid-April through November.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Homeschool

Activities and tours give homeschool groups unique opportunities to exercise writing and critical thinking skills while dressing up in the uniform of (and completing the assignments of) students from the past. Homeschoolers can also act out court cases to decide the famous decision of the Amistad trial. The Party Spirit exhibit allows homeschoolers to experience the social and political movements of the 1800s through rallies, write newspaper articles, and enjoy 19th-century entertainment.

topics covered:
History, politics, judicial branch, law, critical thinking, historical figures, social studies.

contact info
Name: Tours and Programs Dept.
Email: education@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee, Free

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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