School Field Trips

School Field Trips – 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.


Current & Upcoming Special Exhibit Related Programs

War Dogs: Never Above You, Never Below You, Always Beside You

October 30, 2021 – February 27, 2022

Since the American Revolutionary War, military working dogs have served with all branches of the United States Armed Forces. Learn their importance through the life-size sculptures by artist James Mellick, combat art, and loaned personal objects.

The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons

February 12 – May 29, 2022

Learn about the elaborate process that went into the making of the classic Warner Bros. cartoons through this international traveling exhibition which showcases 160 objects and film clips.


Witness to History: Selma Photography of Stephen Somerstein

February 26 – May 15, 2022

Explore the historic 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, civil rights march through the lens of Stephen Somerstein, a 24-year-old student photographer from NYC that boarded a bus to Alabama with five cameras and only 15 rolls of film.


Core Programs

Our Community

Our Community: Then & Now

Investigate artifacts, photographs, and maps illustrating Greenville’s history as we explore how our community has changed with time.

Digging Our History

Digging Our History

Unearth the connection between archaeology and history with a mini “dig” to find artifacts left behind by Native Americans.

Our Stars & Stripes

Our Stars & Stripes

Compare patriots and loyalists during the American Revolution as we learn about the founding of our nation. Learn the history of our flag, important battles and key figures from SC.

Our Ripple Effect

Our Ripple Effect

Explore the history of the Reedy River and how a group of local environmentalists changed the river’s path for the better.

Our Road to Union

Our Road to Union

Analyze the turbulent times of the mid-1800s through artifacts and images.  Identify the social, political, and fiscal concerns of South Carolina in years leading up to the Civil War.

Training our Soldiers: WWII

Training our Soldiers: WWII

Examine artifacts from World War II to learn more about life on the home front.

Civil Rights: Our Protests & Prayers

Civil Rights: Our Protests & Prayers

Discuss the hardships Greenville student activists faced and overcame in their stand against inequality.

The Meaning of Money

Hover Box Element

Explore the changing role of currency throughout American history. Through playful games, students will explore trade and barter, savings and spending, rationing and more.

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 make the trip? Let us come to you! Click here for more information on our 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.