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Historic Site Virtual Tours
If you haven't been to these museums, now is your chance to take a virtual tour and learn about American History!
Genesee County Village & Museum
Visit the largest and most comprehensive living history museum in New York State. This historic village takes you through life in New York in the 19th-century.Take the Virtual Tour
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Did you know our first president's home is the most popular historic estate in America? So what are you waiting for? Take the tour and learn about the life and legacies of George Washington.Take a Virtual Tour
History Miami Museum
Take a tour through the coolest fort in Miami - the replica of Castillo de San Marcos. And while your there, subscribe to their youtube channel to learn all about their weekly school programs.Take the Tour
Missouri History Museum
Explore the Missouri History Museum and its past special exhibit Panoramas of the City with this 360-degree virtual walk-through.Take the Virtual Tour
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Take an interactive tour of Thomas Jefferson's home. Discover all three floors and Mulberry Row.Tour Monticello
You're invited to immerse yourself in the sites of Colonial Williamsburg from anywhere in the world!Look Around
Professor B at Home!
New History of Chocolate Series
Our very own Professor B talks about the history of chocolate from his home! New episodes drop every Thursday on the AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate social channels and here on the website. Be sure to tune in! Meanwhile, enjoy the first episode.
Fun Downloadable Resources
Checkout these awesome learning resources to do at home.
National Geographic Educator's Guide
In a partnership with National Geographic Kids, AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate is excited to share this very special guide that teaches children all about the history of chocolate!Download the Guide
Color the Collection, Colonial Williamsburg
Learn about history while coloring? How fun is that‽ Download coloring pages from the Colonial Williamsburg coloring collection.View Color Collection Downloads
The Story of Chocolate
Download this quick read to learn the story of chocolate brought to you by Professor B.Read Now!
Color the Collection, Monticello
Color buildings, plants, and the Monticello property.Download the Color Collection Monticello
Colonial Word Search
Nothing passes time like an old-fashion word search. Find the words and learn the meanings.Download the Word Search
Wonderful World of Chocolate Worksheet
Go back in time with one of the world's favorite foods!! Have fun learning about chocolate in this world of chocolate worksheet.Download Now!
Color 19th Century Fashions
Create your own version of these styles from over 100 years of fashion history.Download Now!
Color our Collections
Download coloring pages created from the Virginia Museum of History and Culture collections and unleash your creativity!Get Coloring!
Equal Suffrage League Membership Card
Learn about the women’s suffrage movement in Virginia and make your own Equal Suffrage League Membership Card!Create Your Card!
A Day without Chocolate Series
Featuring Professor B
Imagine if we never discovered chocolate. What would the world look like? How would we cope without chocolate in our life? Find out with Chocolate Historian, Dave Borghesani in "A Day Without Chocolate".Watch Season 1
In Part 2 of our "A Day Without Chocolate" series, Dave, our chocolate historian, will leave the classroom and venture out into the world around us, unearthing stories that reveal personal histories with chocolate—from famous pastry chefs to museum curators.Watch Season 2
In Part 3 of our “A Day Without Chocolate” series, our chocolate historian Dave heads to historic Mount Vernon to speak with a very important figure from our nation’s past – George Washington himself! Meet the very first First Family and learn more about their love of chocolate and colonial times.Watch Season 3
From quizzes to timelines and online exhibits, peruse these sources for extra credit!
Curious about George Washington?
Learn about the life of our first president by exploring this timeline of his life.View the Timeline
Learn more about Washington's World in these interactive maps and journeys.Explore the Maps
How much do you know about Thomas Jefferson?
Take Thomas Jefferson quizzes to test your knowledge.View all Monticello Quizzes
Dive into the National Archives!
From the "Rightfully Hers" online exhibits to What's Cooking Uncle Sam? Explore 66 different online exhibits.View Online Exhibits
Get Hands On!
The National Museum for American History has a few great ways to get creative. We recommend the Victorian Virtual Reality project.Do the D.I.Y.
Make a Collagasaurus!
Learn about history, art, and culture thanks to the Smithsonian Learning Lab!Click to Craft Page
Farm to Family with Heinz
Learn the life of a Heinz pickle, yes a pickle, with this farm to family story collectionView the Collection
Rain Drops are Falling on My Head
The Smithsonian Learning Lab has dozens of online learning resources to do at home with kids, here's one of our favorites.Link to Rain Drops
The History of Virginia
Explore the history of Virginia and its place in American History by watching any of the educational videos linked below.Learn More
Sap, Syrup & Sugar Comes to You!
Learn the history behind tapping trees and making syrup!Learn More
Old Salem is Keeping Busy
Learn how Old Salem is keeping busy while tourists are away.Watch Now
Old North & the American Revolution
For the dedicated homeschooler, Old North has two complete at-home learning packets that tie the events of the American Revolution to Old North (Grades 3-6).Check it out!
"The Vernacular & The Spectacular"
An online exhibit that explores the unique and iconic architecture of Boston.Explore the Exhibit
"99% Sure" Historic Video Series: Episode 1
Who REALLY held the lanterns in the steeple on the night of Paul Revere's Ride?Watch Now!
Become an Archivist!
Is it Trash or Treasure? What would you save to let future generations know how you lived and what you lived through?Find Out Now!
Powder Horn Banana Activity
Kids can explore the elaborate scrimshaw work found on the soldier’s powder horn from the Revolutionary War using merely bananas and toothpicks! (for elementary students)Watch Now!
Building a 1776 Soldier’s Hut
This math activity features word problems related to measuring materials needed to build a soldier’s hut at Fort Ticonderoga. (Grades 5-8)Build Your Hut!
Ezra Tilden – Carrying the Weight of a Soldier
Read and analyze this journal entry from a soldier who wrote down everything he brought with him as he prepared to march to Fort Ticonderoga in July of 1776. (Grades 4-6)Get Curious!
Games of the Past
Our new video series, Games of the Past, explores how kids played throughout history! Each video provides a quick history of a game and provides instructions to create the game at home.Start Playing Today!
Pieces of History Online Puzzles
Enjoy these online puzzles from the collections of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture.Start Puzzling!
Learn the Story of Virginia
Explore Virginia's history through an interactive timeline using historical images, objects, photographs (and fun facts).Explore Virginia's History!
I-Spy: Virginia's Hidden History
Explore the history of espionage in the Commonwealth and train to become one of Virginia's top secret agents with this activity. (For grades 4-7)Be an Agent!
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