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School Visits


Historic interpreter interacting with school group in 1875 Drug StoreSchool Field Trips

Available May-October

Field trips for schools and homeschools connect youth of all ages to Midwestern rural life experiences. Offered in spring, summer, and fall during our regular season, these curriculum-connected tours are based on the State Board of Education’s social studies standards. Reservations must be made at least 14 days in advance, and are subject to availability. Minimum: 12 people (students and adults combined). Please note you will need to purchase advance tickets and submit a Field Trip Information Form. Details


boy doing farm choresExploration Programs

Available select Wednesdays – Fridays, November to mid-December

Exploration programs are an in-depth experience, designed to give students a deeper understanding of the history of farming and rural life in Iowa. All programs are 2-3 hours in length and require 3 adults, (teacher plus two additional adults), admitted free of charge. Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance, and are subject to availability.


students at Outreach programOutreach Programs

Available October-December

Let Living History Farms come to you! LHF offers curriculum-based programs, which involve a mixture of multimedia presentation, artifacts, and hands-on activities, built around a central theme. These programs are intended for students in grades 2-5. Each session can accommodate 25 students. Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance, and are subject to availability.


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“As a first year teacher planning my very first field trip, I felt like everything was well laid out and easy to understand. The students and teachers had a great time on the field trip!! From the moment we got off the buses we were having fun and learning. Thank you for making it such a great experience!”

“This is a great resource for us all! Thanks for all you do to keep history alive in Iowa.”

“One student commented, ‘It doesn’t get any better than this!'”

“We have always had a great visit when we have come. The students talk about this field trip for years and years!”

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