School Programs

School programs at Historic Hudson Valley bring to life the depth and breadth of American history through immersive programs designed for a range of grade levels and subject areas.

Our multiple sites span the course of our nation’s history while engaging students with the past: We cover colonial America, the American Revolution, America’s emergence as a new nation, the rise of industrialization, and the development of American Romanticism.

All programs are led by professionally trained interpretive staff dressed in period-appropriate clothes and include tours of historic sites and buildings, as well as hands-on activities that connect students in meaningful ways with history.

All HHV programs have been designed to align with the Common Core. Updates include a focus on analyzing primary documents, developing critical thinking skills, and grade-specific programs that align with national learning standards.

Explore our school programs by site—Philipsburg Manor, Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, or Van Cortlandt Manor—or by grade level.

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