LIVING HISTORY SCHOOL FIELD TRIP

The Battle of Aiken, past recipient of:
The Governor’s Award for Best South Carolina Event
Dr. James Butler National Award for Best Living History Program
Feature photo. Hundreds of students at the field tripoDSC_0004
Since 1995, thousands of school children have traveled to the Battle of Aiken Park for the annual School Field Trip Day held the Friday, after President’s Day, each February. Students go through a living history program that makes history come alive! Over 75,000 children have experienced the program. Today, some of the past attendees are now parents and bring another generation of students to the program! Schools from across Georgia and South Carolina attend every year. All public schools, private schools, and home schools are invited to attend this event which is appropriate for all ages. The educational program is believed to be the largest attended single day field trip in the state. 
 
Thanks to our generous sponsors, the field trip will have no costs to schools and is free of charge to students and teachers.
We are pleased to announce that this year the Battle will feature 
one of the most popular traveling exhibits in the South East: the Hunley Submarine! This exhibit features a full-scale model of the world’s first successful submarine to sink an enemy ship.

Where those dusty old history books come alive!

Students will rotate, at their own pace, through different stations that bring history alive. Students will step back in time as living historians in authentic dress or uniform explain:
Students can also see and tour:

Admission: Free
Time: Gates open at 8:30 A.M. and close at 3:00 P. M. Presentations begin at 9 A. M. There is no minimum or maximum time requirement. Most schools spend five hours at the site.
When: Friday morning prior to the annual Battle of Aiken reenactment.
Food: Students are welcome to bring box lunches. Food and soft drinks are available for purchase at our concessions.
What to Bring: Warm clothing, umbrella, jacket, cap, comfortable walking shoes, and a camera.
Souvenirs: Some historical-based souvenirs and books will be available for purchase.

Please forward this information to fellow teachers, schools, and home school associations.

To register, please download the registration form and mail or email it.

Send all registration forms to:

Battle of Aiken, P.O. Box 1863, Aiken, SC 29802

or Email: battleofaiken@aol.com