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Field Trip Programs

 

Available Days for the 2024-2025 School Year

We hope everyone joining us for 2023-24 enjoys their field trip. We will soon be listing available dates for the next academic year.

 

It's never too early to start thinking about the perfect field trip date for next year. Many of our most popular dates book early.

 

Learn more about:

 

History Field Trips

 

Nature Field Trips

School Group Policies

Scheduling Information:

To schedule a field trip, please email us at education@historiclondontown.org with the following information. Programs are scheduled first-come, first-served, so please be sure to include all of the following information to ensure a speedy registration. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at (410) 222-1919. Please note that, due to high call volume, we’re unable to schedule field trips over the phone.

Please let us know:

  • School name

  • School address

  • Contact person

  • Contact email

  • Contact phone number

  • Which field trip do you want to schedule?

  • First choice date AND time? (Please note: field trips run Wednesday-Friday)

  • Second choice date AND time?

  • Number of students AND their grade level (Our current capacity limit is 75 students; groups larger than that should reach out for special accommodations)

 

Cost

Early Maryland Program

  • Full day: $10/student

  • Half day: $8/student

Title I schools receive a 5% discount. 

 

Nature Programs

  • $7/student

Title I schools receive a 5% discount.

Minimum

Our minimum program fee is $70.

Payment Schedule

  • A nonrefundable deposit is due within two weeks of receiving the confirmation and invoice to hold your reservation. The nonrefundable deposit is equal to $70 multiplied by the number of tour days booked.

  • The final headcount and balance are due two weeks before your tour.

  • Non-payment of deposit or balance may result in the cancellation of your program.

Rescheduling and Cancellations

  • We will make every effort possible to reschedule programs within the same school year.

  • All payments may be transferred to the rescheduled date, but nonrefundable deposits will not be refunded for any cancelled programs. 

 

Dates & Times

  • Education programs are available Wednesdays through Sundays. 

  • Most tours begin at either 9:30 am or 10:00 am, but other start times can be accommodated. Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before your program begins. This will ensure enough time for you to check in and for your students to get settled in before the tour.

 

Tour Length

  • Full Day Early Maryland Program – 3.5 hours (our most popular) 

  • Half-Day Early Maryland Program – 2 hours

  • Nature Programs: 1.5 hours

Group Size

  • We are currently able to accommodate a maximum of 75 students at a time on a Full Day field trip.

  • We are currently able to accommodate a maximum of 60 students at a time on a Half Day field trip or Nature Program.

  • Please let us know if your group beyond the maximum number and we will let you know about possible accommodations.

Once on site, groups will be divided further into 15-student groups.

Students with Special Needs

In order to make the appropriate accommodations, please inform us if you are bringing any children with special needs, as well as how we can best welcome your students.

Additional Information

Chaperones

Schools must bring one chaperone (including teachers) for every five students. These chaperones are included free of charge. Nurses, aides, and one-on-ones are free. Additional chaperones beyond the included number are requested to pay the student rate ($10 for full day/$8 for half day/$7 for nature program).

We request that siblings be left at home so that chaperones can focus on assisting the children on the program.

Teachers MUST accompany their students throughout the entire field trip, including lunch. Noncompliance will result in a $100 fee.

Add-Ons: Extend Your Program

  • Staff Led Garden Activity: 
    Explore our 10 acres of wooded and ornamental gardens and one mile of walking trails, seeking examples of ways plants and animals interact in our ecosystem. 30 minutes (includes introduction and wrap-up led by our staff); $30 for 10 to 51 students, $60 for more than 51 students. 

  • Self-Guided Activity: 
    Explore our 10 acres of wooded and ornamental gardens and one mile of walking trails, seeking examples of ways plants and animals interact in our ecosystem.

 

Lunches

The Full Day Early Maryland Program allows 45 minutes for lunch and students are encouraged to bring bag lunches. In case of inclement weather, we have a covered Education Pavilion.

Groups attending the Half Day Early Maryland Program or the Nature Programs may reserve a lunch space in advance. Preferential seating is given to groups who reserve a space, so we recommend reaching out if you are interested in lunching on the property.

What to Wear

Anticipate being outside most of the day; please ensure that your students dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for standing and walking most of the day.

Inclement Weather

Field trips are held rain or shine. Teachers should encourage students to dress in sturdy shoes and bring rain gear if needed. For safety, strong winds and/or possible thunderstorms may require a substitution of alternative indoor activities. In the case of a weather emergency in which schools are closed, your field trip will be cancelled. If an alternate date is available, we reschedule the trip.

Teacher Resources

Dig into London Town's history with these online resources:​
 

History and Research section of our website
 

People of London Town biographies
 

AACPL's Joan Cass Beck Collections highlighting Anne Arundel County heritage, archaeology, history and preservation
 

Digital Maryland gives you primary resources from our archives right on your screen.

Homeschool Programs

Homeschool groups may schedule school tours, but individual homeschool families may prefer to join us for our special homeschool programs, held most months during the school year. Learn more here.

Contact Us

Contact the Director of Public Programs at education@historiclondontown.org.

Availability

Available dates will be updated weekly. Requests for dates will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis, and dates listed here may be taken before the list can be refreshed. Please use this as a guide (not a guarantee) of availability.

Don't see the date you want? Most popular spring dates book in early Fall or even the previous Spring- it's never too early to get your field trip reservation on our calendar. Dates will be held with payment of a deposit.

Available dates for Spring 2024 (updated 5/24/2024)

Thanks for joining us for a successful spring of field trips! If you'd like to schedule us for summer, feel free to reach out.

 

Please reach out to education@historiclondontown.org if you would like to be added to our notification list in case of cancellations.

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