Our Time Travels Program offers students hands-on activities in our Museum Classroom and in-depth tours in related exhibit areas.

Your students will step into the Museum and be immersed in a particular period of history.  On their field trip, students can:

  • hear one of our life figures share their story of life in the Upcountry
  • work with interactive exhibits to discover the past
  • put their heads and hands to work
  • share their discoveries with one another

The Museum provides a variety of programs designed to meet state Social Studies standards for specific grade levels. Our school field trips help teachers reinforce classroom learning and offer a unique, hands-on experience.

School programs last approximately 90 minutes.

We offer programs for summer youth groups beginning in June and through August.

Museum Tour Only

The Education Department also provides full Museum tours that do not include a classroom program.  Please allow approximately 90 minutes for a full tour.            [30 student maximum]

To schedule a visit, please contact Kristen Pace.
Call: 864-467-3100 x118
Or email:

Need help with school visit funding?
Ask about our school scholarships!

Limited funding is available to assist
with admission and transportation.

Teacher Resources

Whether you are planning a lesson for your classroom or preparing for a trip to the Upcountry History Museum – Furman University, our materials will provide content information and ideas for student engagement.

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School Programs

We offer structured programs to students in grades K5-12!

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Homeschool Days

Learn about all our dynamic Homeschool programs, offered the third Thursday and Friday of the month beginning in September.

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Traveling Trunks

We offer Traveling Trunks to aid in your school curriculum!

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The Upcountry History Museum offers a variety of hands-on workshops to help your troop/den complete the necessary requirements for badges, belt loops and pins. Make your reservations today!

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Smithsonian Secretary's Youth Advisory Council

The Smithsonian Secretary’s Youth Advisory Council ensures that the thoughts and ideas of the young people in our community help guide the important work we do at the Institution. By giving feedback directly to Smithsonian leadership on our programming and how we engage visitors, we can better involve this important group, and ensure we are doing all that we can to meet their needs.

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Summer Programs

Special programs for day cares and summer camps!

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