School Programs

School Programs

The historic Red Mill Museum Village is the perfect place for a school or class trip. During your visit students will have the opportunity to explore the historic Red Mill, which was built in 1810 and is one of the main exhibits at the museum. They will also have the chance to explore several other historic buildings on our 10-acre site, including a blacksmith shop, a carriage house, and a schoolhouse.

Our exhibits and programs are designed to help your students gain a deeper understanding of the industrial, agricultural, and social history of the region, including early European settlers and the region’s industrial development and align with New Jersey’s Core Curriculum Content Standards. We are happy to work with you to tailor your visit to meet the specific needs and interests of your students.

Please reach out to Timothy Doyle, Assistant Director, at 908.735.4101 ext.100 or for more information and to schedule a tour.

Community Life - Then And Now

This tour focuses on family and community life during the 1800s to mid-1900’s. At the Tenant House and the Log Cabin, discussion centers on work in the home, including the importance of chores done by children. The Schoolhouse, a place of learning, is shown to be a center for community activities. The Blacksmith’s Shop and Carriage Shed are used as focal points for discussion about transportation. Visits to the Red Mill and the quarry buildings afford opportunities to talk about modes of communication, community status, educational values, and gender roles. Children’s roles in the community are expressed throughout the tour.

Cost:  $400 for groups of 35 or fewer students

$11 per each additional student

US History (Colonial to mid-1800’s)

Students will examine the social, economic, and political issues of 18th century America and New Jersey. This program includes viewing specific artifacts and interactive tours of the Red Mill, Blacksmith Shop, Log Cabin, Spring House, Herb Garden and Schoolhouse. Includes a hands-on activity such as wool carding, candle making, net making, and seining.

Cost:  $500 for groups of 40 or fewer students

$12 per each additional student