School Programs

Surratt House Museum Education Outreach
Teaching the Past to Preserve the Future

The Surratt House Museum offers a variety of museum-based and outreach programs for schools, camps, day care facilities, and Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups. Educational programs are developed for children ranging between 5-18 years of age. Depending on the program selected, the museum emphasizes two main topics:
   • The involvement of Mary Surratt and her family in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
   • Daily life in Prince George’s County, Maryland during the mid-19th century.

All educational programs are presented by museum educators attired in period clothing. The programs support the observation, analytical and decision-making skills listed within the Maryland Voluntary State Curriculum. 
   
To book an educational program please contact us..


Museum-Based Educational Programs
 When: Wednesday - Friday (depending on availability)
• Duration: Approximately one hour
• Cost: $1.00 per student
• Maximum students: 30 (Arrangements can be made for larger groups)
• Teachers: 2 teachers/chaperones per 15 students - Free ($2.00 per additional chaperone)
• Includes: Historic Surratt House, Visitors' Center, Museum Gift Shop and open-air picnic tables

Available Museum-Based Educational Programs  (Click on a link for more information)
Daily Life of the Surratt Family  (Recommended for grades K–3) 
Mary Surratt: Guilty or Innocent? (Recommended for grades 4–12)


Museum Outreach Educational Programs
• When: Wednesday - Friday (depending on availability)
• Duration: Approximately one hour 
• Cost: $1.00 per student for Prince George’s County Schools
   ($3.00 per student for all other school districts)
• Maximum students: 30 (Arrangements can be made for larger groups)

Available Museum Outreach Educational Programs  (Click on a link for more information)
What Is That?  (Recommended for grades K–3)
Clothing of the Civil War Era  (Recommended for grades K–5) 
Mary Surratt: Guilty or Innocent? (Recommended for grades 4–12)