School Tours

Funk Heritage Center Field Trips

At the Funk Heritage Center, we pride ourselves on our programming. Whether you’re comparing and contrasting traditional Native American art styles or learning what on earth an adze is, students are encouraged to make connections and explore the past in thoughtful ways.

School tours may be arranged for groups of 20 or more.  The Center provides programs featuring Georgia's Native Americans that will supplement and enhance classroom curriculum and understanding. Many of the revised social studies and science standards are incorporated into the tours according to grade levels. Advance reservations for group tours are required.

School field trip admission fees for students is $7. For the standard tour option, admission for adults is $10. Teachers are admitted free of charge with school ID. Discounts are available for Title I schools and Cherokee County Schools.  After tours, students may visit the Bennett History Museum Store (souvenirs from 50 cents).  Outdoor uncovered picnic facilities are available for 150 - 200 people.


Tour options are listed below. Make reservations by contacting our education coordinator at 770.720.5969.

Museum Tours: Tuesday-Friday

$7/student and $10/chaperone

This 1-hour program gives a tour of the Bennett History Museum with a focus on a topic of your choosing. Plan on being on-site for at least 1.5 hours to accommodate bathroom breaks & lunch.

History Alive! Wednesday & Friday Only

$12/student and $15/chaperone

This 2-hour program includes a museum tour of your choosing and 3 or 4 stations in our Appalachian Settlement. Plan on being on-site for at least 2.5 hours to accommodate bathroom breaks, walk times, and lunch.

Museum Tour Options

Tours that fulfill social studies curricula from the Georgia Standards of Excellence are indicated by their grade level.

Contact Us!
7300 Reinhardt Circle 
Waleska, GA 30183-2981
Field Trip or Tour: 770-720-5970
Museum Gift Shop: 770-720-5967

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