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There’s no better way to feel like you’re part of history than to experience it, either by visiting the spot where it happened or participating in a hands-on program that lets you get closer to history. Experiential learning, which is a fancy way of saying that people learn through their experiences, helps people connect with the past and imagine what it would have been like to be a part of it.
 
Virtual field trips offer you a chance to visit places you might not be able to see otherwise. Sometimes, they’ll take you to places that are not normally open to the public. Other times, they give you an opportunity to see places that might be too far away to visit in person. Each of the “Moose on the Loose” virtual field trips will pose a question and then take you on an online journey to find the answer. Along the way, you’ll visit places around the state that will help you gather clues to help you answer the question and see history for yourself. You might even meet a few famous Granite Staters along the way. By the end of your virtual field trip, you should be able to answer the question and solve the history mystery!
 
There are also suggestions for museums or organizations where you, your family, or your class can visit to participate in a program or tour that brings the topic alive. So go see it for yourself! Or bring a traveling program to your school or group.

Virtual Field Trip: John Stark Revolutionary Hero

How does a person become a hero? Follow John Stark to the Battle of Bennington and find out!

Virtual Field Trip: New Hampshire Historical Society

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New Hampshire Field Trips on “New Hampshire and the American Revolution"

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New Hampshire Historical Society
Field trips at the New Hampshire Historical Society highlight a broad range of iconic objects associated with the state’s history, including New Hampshire's role in the American Revolution. See a rare Revolutionary War flag, powder horns and muskets used by militiamen, relics from the Battle of Bennington, and John Stark's desk.
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American Independence Museum
The American Independence Museum offers themed tours and hands-on activities to students in grades K-12. Students will participate in multiple forms of role playing in the era of the American Revolution. The American Independence Museum also has a selection of outreach programs with traveling object trunks.
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Black Heritage Trail NH
Explore the city of Portsmouth and learn how the black community participated in the American Revolution on a guided walking tour. In-class guest speakers are also available for school visits.
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Fort at No. 4
The Fort at No. 4 features guided and self-guided tours of Charlestown, one of New Hampshire's earliest settlements in the 18th century. In this open-air museum, students will experience what life was like for those living in Fort No. 4 in the years of the French and Indian War, as well as the fort's role in the American Revolution.
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Fort Constitution
Fort Constitution, once named Fort William and Mary, was the site of the famous raid in December 1774, when New Hampshire patriots attacked the British troops stationed there. The fort was later renamed “Fort Constitution” after the American Revolution.
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Gundalow Company
Integrating both science and the history of the Piscataqua River, the Gundalow Company's numerous education programs both on the waterfront and in the classroom help tell the story of the gundalow's influence on Portsmouth leading up to the American Revolution.
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Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden
A tour of the Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden, the historic home of several prominent Portsmouth merchants and their families, brings to life the history of the American Revolution in New Hampshire. This guided tour also discusses how slaves participated both in and outside of the conflict.
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Portsmouth Historical Society
The Portsmouth Historical Society explores the history of Portsmouth in connection with the city's early settlement and its role in the American Revolution in a third grade in-school program where museum educators introduce students to a series of artifacts. At the end of the school year, students take a walking tour of Portsmouth, with visits to historic homes and other sites throughout the city.
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Strawbery Banke Museum
Strawbery Banke Museum recreates the oldest neighborhood in Portsmouth, featuring historic houses that portray over four centuries of history in the seacoast region. Among the many program offerings are tours focusing on Portsmouth's role in the American Revolution and life in New Hampshire during the revolutionary period.