Eighteenth Century Life in New England

Experience Eighteenth century life at three house museums

In Newbury

Students explore Colonial life in authentic settings as they visit Coffin House, Swett-Ilsley House, and Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm as well as the Newbury Common.

During the program, they learn about first period architecture and food traditions as they draw Coffin House and then make butter in the historic buttery. At Swett-Ilsley House, students experience a one-room schoolhouse and learn about colonial trades while spinning wool. The program concludes at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm for a picnic lunch and historic games.

Program Details

Offered Weekdays, May and June

Length: 3 hours

Cost: $12.00 per student.

Maximum Group Size: 100 students

Type of Program: Field Trips

Related Topics: Environment, Farming


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Curriculum Links

History and Social Science

Grade 3

T1.01, 02


T3.01, 03

T5.01, 02, 03, 04


Grade 4


T4.03, 04

T4a.04, 04


Grade 5

T1.01, 02, 03

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