Education Programs

Trent House School Field Trips

A recent photo of the front façade of the 1719 William Trent House framed by tree branches.  The house is red brick with white trim. Not all the windows piercing the façade can be seen clearly but the cupola and the red brick path leading to the front entrance may be readily discerned.The educational objective of the Trent House School Program is to provide students with a basic understanding of the differences between everyday life in the early eighteenth century and the lifestyles children are familiar with in today's world. This is achieved through presentation and discussion about the life and times of William Trent, his family, servants, and slaves.

The William Trent House educational experience is designed for school groups studying local and state history in grades 2 through 8, and is particularly appropriate as part of the 4th grade social studies curriculum. Home school groups, private and charter schools are most welcome. Many teachers opt to combine a visit to the Trent House with visits to other local historic sites, including the Old Barracks, State House, and State Museum.

Weather permitting, students may eat their lunch on the grounds of the Trent House. Benches and tables are available in the gardens; reservations are required.

 When making your reservation, please inquire about adding the exploration of the authentic 18th century kitchen garden; where digging, tasting, touching and smelling the herbs and vegetables of colonial times can be a part of the school experience at the Trent House. 

A tour guide, arms raised in the air, in front of a partially shuttered window while giving a student tour.


To schedule a Field Trip at the Trent House please call


Group Size Maximum is 45 per time slot.
Times Programs are offered from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. and
11:15 to 12:30 p.m
Other times, available upon request and staff availability
Fees $5.00 per student house tour including hands-on fun with colonial toys and games

$4.00 per adult


Payment due two weeks prior to reservation

Reservations are required call (609) 989-3027