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School Group Tours of the Funk Heritage Center

Guided tours may be arranged for groups of 20 or more children.

Students will learn how the Appalachian settlers lived and worked. They will visit a historic log cabin, the blacksmith shop and learn how pioneer families coped with daily difficulties and their legacy. Living history volunteers dressed in period clothing may be a part of this program when available. Otherwise, docents will explain how frontier families lived in the 1840s.

To ensure the safety and enhance the enjoyment of your group, as well as the Funk Heritage Center facility and staff, please familiarize yourself and your students with the Funk Heritage Center Group Tour Safety and Behavior Guidelines prior to arriving for your tour.

School Group Tour Admission Fees

  • School field trip admission fees for students range from $5 tor $8 depending on the tour and options selected. Admission for adults is $6.00 for adults. Teachers are admitted free of charge. Tax is added if your group is not sales tax exempt. Discounts are available for Title I schools.
  • Special programs for school groups, such as Pioneer Days and the Georgia History Timeline, have different admission fees.  Please see their webpages for specifics.

Tour 1) Native Americans of the Southeast - 1  hour 

Students view a 15 minute film on the Southeastern Indians and see exhibits in the Longhouse and in the Hall of Ancients. They will learn about the types of shelters the Southeastern Indians built, how they hunted, fished and farmed, what they wore and how they traveled. The group will be introduced to the culture of these people, the impact of European settlements on the Native population and the Trail of Tears. They will also see how archaeology has contributed to our knowledge of the past. 

Admission Fee for Tour 1

$5 per student; $6 per adult; teachers are admitted free

This Funk Heritage Center event addresses the Georgia Performance Standards as follows:

  • 2nd Grade – SS2H1, SS2H2, SS2G2, SS2G3, SS2E1, SS2E3
  • 4TH Grade – SS4H1a,b, SS4H2b, SS4H3b, SS4G2a,b,c
  • 8th Grade – SS8H1a, SS8H2a, SS8E2a

 


Tour 2) From Past to Present - 1 ½ hour

This tour includes everything in Tour 1 plus a visit the Rogers Contemporary Native American Art Gallery. In the Gallery, students will see many types of art, including baskets, sculptures, pottery, beadwork and paintings. The art is by artists who are descendants of Native Americans. This tour also includes the Sellars Gallery of Historic Hand Tools which features a unique collection of tools from more than 100 crafts. Docents focus on tools used by important craftsmen studied in the elementary grades.

Admission Fee for Tour 2

$6 per student: $6 per adult; teachers are admitted free

This Funk Heritage Center event addresses the Georgia Performance Standards as follows:

  • 2nd Grade – SS2H1, SS2H2, SS2G2, SS2G3, SS2E1, SS2E3
  • 4TH Grade – SS4H1a,b, SS4H2b, SS4H3b, SS4G2a,b,c
  • 8th Grade – SS8H1a, SS8H2a, SS8E2a

Outdoor Add-on Option: History Alive – 1 additional hour

A visit to the Appalachian Settlement, weather permitting, may be added to Tour 1 or 2 for an additional fee of $2 per person.  Please utilize the pre-visit materials on the Appalachian Settlement if your students will be visiting that area.

Admission Fee for History Alive

$2 additional fee per student; $2 additional fee per adult

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