The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has a variety of engaging programs for school-aged students, including options onsite, at your school, and online. School programs are designed by our Education department to meet state standards. Programs connect the history of the Harrison family to the greater American story, tracing how generations of Harrisons are linked to parts of U.S. History such as the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the opening of Ellis Island, and the adoption of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Additional programming includes Future Presidents of America, an annual summer leadership seminar for students aged 13-16, and Project POTUS, a national presidential history video contest for middle school students.
Students experience history firsthand when they visit the home of Indiana’s only U.S. president. Programs are designed to enrich curriculum and are available for all elementary grades. Tours are applicable to the Indiana State Curriculum Guide for Social Studies Standards.Learn More
The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has created a new home base for at home educational content, including artifact spotlights, classroom activity guides, primary sources from the site’s collections, craft instructions, and more!Contact the Presidential Site to sign up for this free resource
A publication for the museum’s Education Department, 6 Essentials for Teaching Social Studies, is an insightful guide for teachers at all levels. Stories from within the Harrison home demonstrate the practical application and effectiveness of the teaching principles outlined in this book.Learn More
Programs are designed by our Education Department to enrich the elementary curriculum. Each program details the life and history of the Harrison family and includes a first floor tour of the home. A group must have 12 students or more to schedule a program. For smaller groups, a Presidential Site tour is recommended.Learn More
Mark your calendar! The 3rd Thursday of the month is Homeschool Day! Students who are homeschooled have the opportunity to gain a first-hard learning experience through several of our programs.Learn More
Due to a special event, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site will be closed for tours on Friday, June 16, 2023.
Thank you for being an important part of the Presidential Site and sharing a legacy in action!