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Education Programs

The House of the Seven Gables remains committed to providing quality educational experience at our National Historic District Landmark site. Our education programs turn a field trip to The Gables into an unforgettable experience for young learners.

DOWNLOAD A COPY OF OUR FIELD TRIPS AND SCHOOL PROGRAMS BROCHURE HERE

Education programs explore 350 years of stories.

FROM NAUMKEAG SETTLERS TO SALEM SHIPPERS

Grades 2-5
Length: 90 minutes

Discover what daily life was like for three young Massachusetts Bay Colonists in the 17th Century: Jehoden Palfrey, the young daughter of an early Naumkeag (Salem) settler; John Turner II, whose father built The House of the Seven Gables in 1668; and Joan Sullivan, an Irish indentured servant. Explore first-hand the preparation of a “samp” breakfast, card raw wool, finger spin yarn, and enjoy colonial games in authentic surroundings!

$8 per student, $9.50 per adult

One adult chaperone for every ten students admitted free.

FROM NAUMKEAG SETTLERS TO SALEM SHIPPERS CLASSROOM RESOURCE GUIDE

WORLDWIDE TRADING GAME

Grades 5-8
Length: 90 minutes

“Sail” along Triangle Trade routes and relive the experience of fluctuating markets and danger on the high seas! Students engage in a group role-playing game to understand the economic impact that colonial trade had on New England, Great Britain, and the Caribbean. This activity prepares students to understand how commerce triggered a momentous movement of goods, people, and ideas in the Atlantic world.

$8 per student, $9.50 per adult

One adult chaperone for every ten students admitted free.

WORLDWIDE TRADING GAME CLASSROOM RESOURCE GUIDE

TRY THIS INTERACTIVE ONLINE TRADING GAME WITH YOUR CLASS BEFORE OR AFTER YOUR VISIT

NAVIGATING WITH BOWDITCH

Grades 5-8
Length: 90 minutes

Salem native, Nathaniel Bowditch, was America’s first mathematical geographer and was born near The House of the Seven Gables in 1773. His mastery of math helped sailors navigate safely from port to port; his 1802 New American Practical Navigator is used aboard US Navy and Coast Guard ships to this day! In the tradition of Bowditch, students work in teams and use math, observational skills, and historical information to navigate their way through this outdoor adventure.

$8 per student, $9.50 per adult

One adult chaperone for every ten students admitted free.

NAVIGATING WITH BOWDITCH CLASSROOM RESOURCE GUIDE

Make a Reservation

Reservations are required for all educational programs, and scheduling early is recommended, especially for spring and fall programs. Once a program is reserved, classroom teachers receive a valuable resource packet to use prior to the visit to The House of the Seven Gables. Education programs for elementary and middle schools are not available during the month of October.

REQUEST AN EDUCATION PROGRAM

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For booking information, please contact:

Ryan Conary
Reservations Coordinator
978-744-0991, ext. 104

For program content information, please contact:

Ana Nuncio
Manager of Settlement Partnerships
978-744-0991, ext. 105