Museum Education at Sully Historic Site
Discover unique learning centers
Sully's buildings and collections provide vivid contrasts between today's life in northern Virginia and the everyday realities of life in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Tours and learning center activities focus on the food, clothing, slave life, and schooling of Sully's residents.
Sully Museum Education Program and Virginia SOLs
For those studying the colonial and federal periods in history, Sully's Museum Education Program brings a hands-on, personalized look at life during the Richard Bland Lee family's residency at Sully (1794-1811) in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Tours and centers are designed to give students an experience that brings to life the textbook study of events and people of the past.
Learning centers and tours highlight various aspects of the federal period: the beginning of the Federal Government and establishment of Washington D.C. as the nation's capital; life during the time of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison as presidents; contributions of the enslaved African Americans; cooking techniques in an original open hearth kitchen; workings of a large gentry farm; education; textiles production; and family life for the Lee family.
Participating in a guided tour and one to four of Sully's hands-on learning centers meets many Virginia Standards of Learning. (See List*)
Before your field trip to Sully, an email confirmation will be sent, including a link to the learning packet.
School Program Reservations begin August 1st for the entire school year.
Cost - $6/student, $1/student discount for Fairfax County schools ($5/student).
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