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What was it like to be a child in colonial times?
At Pierce House or Your Site
Learn what life in colonial times was like for children in New England. A series of hands-on activities teach about the work, education and play of the Pierce children in eighteenth-century Dorchester. Students will see reproduction clothing that boys and girls wore in the past. Each student will make an herbal sachet, write with quill pens and play historic toys and games. The museum program includes a visit to the parlor at Pierce House for a discussion on everyday life.
Available weekdays, year round, for ages 5 – 12.
Length: 1.5 hours. Maximum 25 students per program.
Please note we have had to increase our prices, effective July 2022. This is our first increase for these programs since 2005.
At Pierce House:
Up to 14 students: $150
15 – 25 students: $250
At Your Site:
$175 for the first program
$125 for each additional program (same day)
In addition, a mileage fee will be added at the time of booking.
Type of Program: Field Trips, Programs to Go, Summer Programs, After School, Scouts
Related Topics: Colonial Life, Family, Revolutionary Period, Story & Crafts