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Heritage Trail School & Scout Information

Heritage Trail Association offers a variety of programs for school-aged children, including specialized, guided bus tours as well as in-school programs, all of which meet various New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in Social Studies and Science for all grades.

Our bus tours consist of an all-day program whereby children typically will visit three historic sites. In addition to the activities and information provided at the sites, the bus route is custom designed so that students hear stories along the way about the other sites they are passing.

It's a wonderful opportunity for children to experience Revolutionary War era homes, early 19th century schoolhouses, life along a manmade waterway and to learn the County's history from its early days on up to the present.

Educators can choose tours based on either the central, northern or southern reaches of the County. Examples of sites visited include the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites; Rockingham State Historic Site; the Van Horne, Abraham Staats and Jacobus Vanderveer and Kirch-Ford Houses; the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, the Bedensville School and Brick Academy, to name but a few of the possible site visits.

Or educators can work with HTA to create a custom bus tour based on their own needs.

Heritage Trail Association also offers programs in the classroom using costumed docents to tell tales of the County, take students on a photographic "armchair tour" of historic sites or a variety of other activities.

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Heritage Trail Association is Sponsored by:

The Heritage Trail Association received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

Heritage Trail Association
Van Horne House:
941 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
(732) 356-8856
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