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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.

New Hampshire Field Trips about “New Hampshire Today"

Field Trips & Classroom Programs
New Hampshire Historical Society
Learn about the traditions and history that are still influencing New Hampshire today.
Field Trips
Black Heritage Trail
Visit the African Burying Ground and learn about the history of Portsmouth's Black community on a guided walking tour. In-class guest speakers are also available for school visits.
Field Trips
Visit a Local Farm
During the summer and fall months, visit a farm stand or a "Pick Your Own" farm to learn how New Hampshire farms still contribute to our communities today.
Field Trips
Visit Your Local Town Hall
Interview your town manager, or a member of your town's select board or school board to learn more about how your town's government works. If possible, attend a town meeting or visit a local polling place on election day.
Field Trips
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum
Field trips to the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum highlight a broad range of Native American history, including Native American culture, society, and geographic location in the United States. The museum also has a selection of outreach programs with traveling object trunks and a virtual field trip.
Field Trips
New Hampshire State House
As part of the New Hampshire State House’s general tour, students learn about the establishment of New Hampshire's government, as well as how the state government works today. The Visitors' Center also offers a virtual tour of the State House.
Field Trips
Old Man of the Mountain
Although the Old Man of the Mountain collapsed on May 3, 2003, the iconic profile can still be seen at the Profile Plaza in Franconia Notch. With the help of steel "profilers," which recreate the Old Man's face, visitors can view the profile as if it were still overlooking Franconia Notch.