Historic RittenhouseTown

Enjoy an educational day filled with hands-on activities at Historic RittenhouseTown, the place where paper was born in North America. A National Historic Landmark District, the site was named after the British American Rittenhouse family who built the first paper mill. Students, scouts, homeschoolers and camp groups will learn about historic figure David Rittenhouse through tours, exhibits, and more. Tours allow groups to see the 18th-century bake house, the David Rittenhouse clock, and the paper mill. Groups can participate in educational programs, workshops, events and more hosted on-site.

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School

School groups can reserve educational programs, are offered on weekdays, during their field trip to Historic RittenhouseTown. Programs aim to teach groups about the paper making industry and the culture of 18th-century Philadelphia. Students will learn early papermaking skills, whip up German colonial-style cuisine, play 18th century games, and more. Historic RittenhouseTown’s educational programs align with Pennsylvania and district Core Curriculum standards. All field trip visits start at 10AM. Group minimums depend on the number of programs requested. Field trips should be reserved at least two weeks in advance.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Art.

topics covered:
Colonial America, Founding Fathers, pioneers, historical figures, technology, industry, culinary art, culture, history, crafts.

contact info
Name: Office
Phone: 215-438-5711

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. 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

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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Historic RittenhouseTown

Enjoy an educational day filled with hands-on activities at Historic RittenhouseTown, the place where paper was born in North America. A National Historic Landmark District, the site was named after the British American Rittenhouse family who built the first paper mill. Students, scouts, homeschoolers and camp groups will learn about historic figure David Rittenhouse through tours, exhibits, and more. Tours allow groups to see the 18th-century bake house, the David Rittenhouse clock, and the paper mill. Groups can participate in educational programs, workshops, events and more hosted on-site.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Scouts

Scout groups can work on a variety of badge requirements on field trips to Historic RittenhouseTown. In addition to learning about David Rittenhouse, scouts can delve into different aspects of early Pennsylvania life and technology during their visit. Girl Scouts can work on New Cuisines badges learning to cook German colonial-style food through a hearth-cooking experience. Boy Scouts can work on Architecture badges while exploring the village. Troops of all kinds will enjoy hands-on papermaking activities, which can be used to work on art-related scout badges. Tours of the site are available on weekends from June-September and on weekdays year-round.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies, Art.

topics covered:
Colonial America, Founding Fathers, pioneers, historical figures, technology, industry, culinary art, culture, history, architecture, crafts.

contact info
Name: Office
Phone: 215-438-5711

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. 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

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>>

Historic RittenhouseTown

Enjoy an educational day filled with hands-on activities at Historic RittenhouseTown, the place where paper was born in North America. A National Historic Landmark District, the site was named after the British American Rittenhouse family who built the first paper mill. Students, scouts, homeschoolers and camp groups will learn about historic figure David Rittenhouse through tours, exhibits, and more. Tours allow groups to see the 18th-century bake house, the David Rittenhouse clock, and the paper mill. Groups can participate in educational programs, workshops, events and more hosted on-site.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Camp

Summer camp groups will have a great time learning about early Pennsylvania history and culture at Historic RittenhouseTown. After the tour, campers can participate in a variety of hands-on activities. Educational programming on-site allow campers to try their hand at cooking a German colonial-style dish, play 18th century games, explore fashion from the 1700s, experiment with papermaking, and much more. Tours of the Historic RittenhouseTown are available on weekends from June to September and on weekdays throughout the year.

contact info
Name: Office
Phone: 215-438-5711

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. 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

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>>

Historic RittenhouseTown

Enjoy an educational day filled with hands-on activities at Historic RittenhouseTown, the place where paper was born in North America. A National Historic Landmark District, the site was named after the British American Rittenhouse family who built the first paper mill. Students, scouts, homeschoolers and camp groups will learn about historic figure David Rittenhouse through tours, exhibits, and more. Tours allow groups to see the 18th-century bake house, the David Rittenhouse clock, and the paper mill. Groups can participate in educational programs, workshops, events and more hosted on-site.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Homeschool

Field trips to Historic Rittenhousetown provide early history-related supplementary learning for homeschool groups. The site’s educational programs focus on different aspects of Colonial America, including the life of David Rittenhouse, industry, and family culture. Homeschoolers can learn early papermaking, cook German colonial-style cuisine, play 18th century games, and more. Field trips must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Please note that educational programs are only offered during weekday visits.

topics covered:
Social studies, Colonial America, Founding Fathers, pioneers, historical figures, technology, industry, culinary art, culture, history, architecture, art, crafts.

contact info
Name: Office
Phone: 215-438-5711

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. 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

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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