Education Programs

Stagville welcomes students for field trips year-round. 

Our site offered in-depth grade-level tours for students in 4th through 12th grade. All tours are based on primary source research, and our educators focus on ethically teaching the history of plantation slavery. These tours engage students with the daily lives, culture, resistance, and struggle of enslaved people on one of the largest plantations in North Carolina. Students can visit an original slave dwelling, archaeology sites, the Great Barn, and the Bennehan House. 

Currently, Stagville is accepting field trip reservations for Thursdays and Fridays in Fall 2023. All field trips take a two-hour block, typically from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. To offer an educational program, Historic Stagville requires at least 10 students, with a fee of $1 per student. Shorter programs or reservations on other weekdays are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for more information! 

Education programs are mostly outdoors, and include walking over grass, dirt, and gravel, with stops inside original historic buildings. Buses or cars for all students must stay on-site for the duration of the field trip—students must be driven between the two sections of the site property as part of the programs.

Four picnic tables and restroom facilities are available at the visitors center for groups that want to stay and eat lunch afterwards. 

Call 919-620-0120 to schedule a group now, or for more information about any educational opportunities. 

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