Colonial Sampler

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.


Program Details

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.

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At Your Site:

Type of Program: Field Trips, Programs to Go, Summer Programs, After School, Scouts

Related Topics: Colonial Life, Family, Revolutionary Period, Story & Crafts

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