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Unknown Hands: Everyday Life of Bostonians in 1800

Massachusetts: Metro Boston

What was it like to live in Boston after the American Revolution? To learn about work, family, household, and neighborhood life as it was 200 years ago, students assume the roles of real working-class and wealthy Bostonians in 1800. Led by "house servants," students visit the home of the Otis family, work as "apprentices" in a plaster workshop, and explore their 1800s neighborhood, historic Beacon Hill. The visit ends with a lively wrap-up game that reinforces the concepts learned throughout the day.

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Weekdays, year round
4 hours
Grades 4 - 9
Max: 50 Students
Cost:

  • Up to 14 students: $150

  • 15 - 29 students: $225

  • 30 - 45 students: $350

  • 46 - 50 students: $9.50 for each additional student


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Type of Program:
Field Trips

Related Topics:
Colonial Life, Revolutionary Period

Request this program:
Telephone:(617) 994-5939
Email:BostonEd@historicnewengland.org

Unknown Hands: Everyday Life of Bostonians in 1800