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Group Tours

The Northeast Georgia History Center’s Land of Promise educational track provides students and teachers with pre- and post- visit resources and lesson plans in conjunction with the hands on activities and history interpreters of their History Center visit. This program track also meets a variety of Georgia Performance Standards; each Tour Option lists examples of GPS’s met. For all Options prices are per person, 20 person minimum, must book in advance. Student tours require a 1:10 ratio of chaperones to students. Chaperones pay tour admission and must remain with the tour group. Teachers and Bus Drivers admitted free. 

Option 1 - $5 - Self-Guided

GPS examples met – 4th Grade: SS4H1 – 5th Grade: SS5G2 – 8th Grade: SS8H1 - email us for other GPS’s/Grades met

Teachers may choose this option to take their students through focusing on their own particular class goals at their own pace. Includes access to indoor galleries and our outdoor historic structures, the 1780 White Path cabin and the 19th century Blacksmith shop.

Option 2 – K-3rd Grade - $6 – Program & Self-Guided Tour

For this option schools may book a Living History program conducted by History Center Staff to be paired with a Self-Guided Tour. Some examples of Living History programs include 18th/19th century Native American and European American Daily Life, Revolutionary War, Civil War.

Option 3 - $7 - Guided – Promise for Who?

GPS examples met – 4th Grade: SS4H1 – 5th Grade: SS5G2 – 8th Grade: SS8H1 - email us for other GPS’s/Grades met

Northeast Georgia has attracted human settlement for over 10,000 years. This tour examines each wave of settlement from the original Paleo-Indian inhabitants from 13,000 years ago through Cherokee and Creek, to European, and Africans both free and enslaved. Includes hands on activities, indoor gallery tour, and outdoor historic structure tour. 

Option 4 - $7 - Guided – Promise in Conflict

GPS examples met – 4th Grade: SS4H4 – 5th Grade: SS5H1 – 8th Grade SS8H3 - email us for other GPS’s/Grades met

The people of Northeast Georgia have experienced cultural, political, or military conflict from their earliest days to the present. This tour looks at the struggles of Native American peoples among themselves and with the European settlers, the struggles of the Europeans among hemselves and their mother countries, the struggles of the newly emerged American people with the Native Americans culminating in the Indian Removal Policy, American versus American in the Civil War, and the conflicts of the 20th century. Includes hands on activities, indoor gallery tour, and outdoor historic structure tour.

Option 5 - $7 - Guided – Promise in Daily Life

GPS examples met – 4th Grade: SS4H7 – 5th Grade: SS5H2 – 8th Grade: SS8H7 - email us for other GPS’s/Grades met

This tour takes students through 300 years of daily life skills, activities, and the quality of life for the people of Northeast Georgia. Comprising both indoor galleries and outdoor historic structures, this tour makes use of primary documents, hands-on activities, and demonstrations.

Option 6 - $8 - Museum Theatre Performance – Promise and the People

GPS’s met cover a broad range at all grade levels, email us with the GPS Grade level you need.

Meet actual people from Georgia’s 17th, 18th, and 19th century history. This program is comprised of a 1st person performance with in-character question and answer, followed by a self-guided tour of the museum galleries and historic structures. Some of the characters available are: 18th Century - George Washington, Patrick Henry, Benedict Arnold, Georgia Loyalist Thomas Brown, Georgia Loyalist Elizabeth Johnston, Georgia Patriot Lachlan McIntosh, Former Slave British Freedom 19th Century – Abraham Lincoln, Former Slave/Nurse/Teacher Susie King Taylor of Georgia. One character per performance is standard, an additional character or characters can be added at additional cost.

For all of the above, contact Ken Johnston, Curator of Education, at or at 770-297-5859.


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