Are you unable to travel for a tour? Belmont Mansion can come to you! We currently offer two traveling classroom programs, but are happy to design a program for your educational needs.
The Time Traveling Trunk
Take your students on a walk through the life of a 19th century child. What kind of chores did children have? Did they get their clothes from the mall? By answering these questions, students understand just how different their lives are today, as well as how different northern and southern cultures were before the Civil War. Our educator will also make this history come to life by bringing a trunk full of everyday artifacts that students can touch.
Meets Tennessee education standards in Social Studies for Kindergarten, First, and Fourth Grade. Also meets English Language Arts standards for First and Fourth Grade.
What is it that a historian actual does? Your students will find out during this interactive program which will teach them how historians play detective. Using primary sources and inquiry-based learning, students will try to figure out what the Belmont estate looked like before the University. Students will also examine historic artifacts to figure out what they were used for and what they can tell us about society in the 19th century.
Meets Tennessee education standards in Social Studies for Second and Fourth Grade. Also meets Writing, English Language Arts standards for Fourth Grade.
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Requests for all school tours are received on a first come, first serve basis. All requests must be received at least 2 weeks in advance of your first preferred tour date. A minimum of 10 students constitutes a group. Teachers may combine classrooms if necessary.
The average traveling classroom takes forty-five minutes to an hour.
Traveling Classrooms cost $2.50 per student. Schools more than 30 miles away will also be charged an additional $.50 per mile fee for each mile over the maximum. Admission may be paid by cash, credit card, or check. Please make checks payable to the Belmont Mansion Association.
For more information or to schedule a Travelling Classroom, contact our Education Coordinator, Danielle Ullrich at