School Field Trips–OLD

Learning is a trip!

Educational programs are tailored for students in grades K5-12, providing an up-close encounter with the past. Education staff and trained docents take students on a journey through our history. Programs align with South Carolina Social Studies standards. The following Time Travel programs are suggested for the grades listed but are able to be adjusted for your class needs.

Each program consists of two parts:

  • The History Lab provides hands-on experiences that explore historical topics.
  • The Exhibit encourages students to investigate oral histories, artifacts, and primary sources.




Special educational programming will accompany the Museum’s temporary exhibits during the 2019-2020 Academic Year.




The Amazing Castle


Storm the castle and play in a medieval community inspired by fantasy and history. The Amazing Castle offers plenty of hands-on learning and our guided field trips will explore the importance of community and each person’s significant role within that community.

January 25 – May 10, 2020


Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad


Trace the collective steps of men, women and children in their steps toward liberation. Unforgettable color photographs will be featured in the exhibition that shares the story of the Underground Railroad. Learn more about these sites, locations, people and stories through our guided field trip, designed for grades 4th-12th.

February 15 – May 24, 2020





Imprinting the West: Manifest Destiny, Real and Imagined

Throughout the nineteenth century as Americans pushed west toward the Pacific, they were fascinated by westward expansion in North America. Printed imagery played an important role in the dissemination of knowledge and understanding about the West and its inhabitants. Imprinting the West explores the potent imagery of 48 works of art that examine westward expansion. Whether real or imagined, these images and the exhibition examine the birth of the West as an idea in American popular culture.

AUGUST 31, 2019 – FEBRUARY 16, 2020








For more information about school visits, click here.

To schedule a visit, please contact Kristen Pace.
Call: 864-467-3100 x118
Email: kristen@upcountryhistory.org

Can’t find a program that meets your needs? That’s okay, we are happy to discuss specialized programs with teachers. Please email us!

Can’t make the trip? Let us come to you! Click here for more information on our brand new On-the-Road program!

Need help with school visit funding? Ask about our school scholarships. Limited funding is available to assist with admission and transportation.