For Teachers

We appreciate the opportunity to work with your class to meet Virginia history Standards of Learning. We would like to assist you in getting the most out of your study of the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley.

Resources

The Ghost Cadet

Many schools throughout the country are reading Ghost Cadet, an award-winning historical novel based on the experience of cadet William Hugh McDowell at the Battle of New Market. More about William McDowell

Student Group Tours

We currently offer a two-three hour program which fulfills Virginia Standards of Learning requirements.  Our program includes a self-guided museum visit, and a guided tour of the battlefield and historic Bushong Farm.  Groups have the options to view our 45 minute docu-drama Field of Lost Shoes and experience a live black powder demonstration. The experience provides opportunities to learn about the social and military struggle of the Civil War in Virginia. A minimum of 3 full weeks’ notice is required for all guided group tours. For more information contact us at hebertsm@vmi.edu or (540) 462-6371.

Schedule a Tour

Rates **

  • Students (ages 6-12) - $5.00
  • Students (ages 13+) - $8.00
  • Teachers/Group Representative - Free
  • Bus Drivers - Free
  • Chaperones - $8.00 (We allow one free chaperone for every 10 students.  Any additional adult chaperones will be charged.)

Grades K – 12


SOLs: K.1a, K.1e, K.1g, K.2a, K.2b, K.3, K.4, 1.1a, 1.1d, 1.1g, 1.6b, 2.1a, 2.1d, 2.1e, 2.1g, 3.1a, 3.1d, 3.1e, 3.1g, VS.1a, VS.1b, VS.1c, VS.1d, VS.1e, VS.7a, VS.7b, VS.7c, USI.1a, USA.1c, USI.1d, USI.1e, USI.1f, USI.1g, CE.1a, CE.1f, VUS.1a, VUS.6e, VUS.6g, VUS.7a, VUS.7c, GOVT.1a, GOVT.1f

*A minimum of three full weeks advanced notice is required for all group bookings.

**Rates for groups of 10 or more. Special small group pricing is available for groups fewer than 10 people.  Please contact us for more information.

 

Schedule a Tour