Field Trips

Field Trips

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.

Live! Virtual Field Trips

Given this year’s unique circumstances and public health concerns, the Presidential Site wants to make it easy for you to visit the home of the 23rd President! We are offering live-streamed interactive tours for individual classes or schools that will include a walk through of Benjamin Harrison’s home, and a choice of one of our engaging programs. Schedule to virtually attend with your class over zoom, and let us transport you to the home of the only president elected from the state of Indiana.

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The Harrison’s Home Tour: All Ages

Trained docents guide students through the elegant home of Indiana’s only U.S. president. The dining room features presidential china, and Harrison’s study is filled with personal belongings from his White House years. The majority of the house furnishings, which give an accurate view of the Victorian era, are original to the Harrison family, including original wallpaper designs in the parlors and library. The third floor ballroom exhibit changes yearly.

  • Class size limit: 120 students
  • Length: 1 hour (at least)
  • Cost: $3.00 per student

1st grade   1.1.1 | 1.1.2 | 1.1.4 | 1.1.5 | 1.2.1 | 1.2.5 | 1.2.6 2nd grade  2.1.2 | 2.1.3 | 2.2.2 | 2.2.5 | 2.2.6 3rd grade    3.1.4 | 3.1.7 | 3.2.2 | 3.2.3 | 3.2.4 | 3.2.5 | 3.2.6 4th grade    4.1.3 | 4.1.9 | 4.2.3 | 4.2.4 | 4.2.5 | 4.2.6 | 4.2.7 | VA 4.1.1 | VA 4.1.2 | VA4.1.6 | VA 4.8.1 5th grade    5.1.11 | 5.1.16 | 5.2.4 | 5.2.6 | 5.2.8 | 5.2.9

In Pursuit of State Pride

A 4th Grade Field Trip to Remember

3 sites. 21 standards. $0 cost to schools in Marion and Delaware counties!

  • WHO? 4th grade students in Marion and Delaware counties
  • WHAT? – Tour 3 significant sites in Indiana history in one day – the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, the Indiana Statehouse, and the Indiana State Library – and touch on 22+ unique state standards.
  • WHY? – Historical literacy of hallmark sites and significant figures in Indiana’s history is vital to our collective appreciation, education, and development of students – the state’s future leaders.
  • TRIP DURATION: This program will consume the majority of the school day as it is designed to give a comprehensive look at all three historical sites. Students will spend 45 minutes touring each site. 
  • LUNCH: The Indiana Statehouse can host school groups for lunch during In Pursuit of State Pride with advance notice. In good weather conditions groups can opt to picnic on the grounds of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.
  • SCHEDULING: Tours are available by appointment. Because the respective sites must coordinate calendars to host tours, please provide three (3) available dates in your order of preference when contacting us. If you have concerns about the length of time you can be away from school let us know as adjustments can be made to accommodate your scheduling needs. With school groups exceeding 100 students, multiple dates will be needed to accommodate the size of the group.
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LIVE! From Delaware Street

President and Mrs. Harrison welcome visitors to their home. They discuss their lives both as Indianapolis residents and as White House residents, while their staff shares family secrets with guests. This special program is offered four times a year: Presidents’ Day in February, Primary Day in May, Election Day in November, and a Saturday in mid-December featuring a Harrison Family Christmas. Check Events page for specific dates, times and costs.

  • Class size limit: 80 students
  • Length: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cost: $4.00 per student; $8.00 per adult (These rates are for students and accompanying adults on pre-booked school tours.)

1st grade   1.1.1 | 1.1.2 | 1.1.4 | 1.1.5 | 1.2.1 | 1.2.5 | 1.2.6 2nd grade  2.1.2 | 2.1.3 | 2.2.2 | 2.2.5 | 2.2.6 3rd grade    3.1.4 | 3.1.7 | 3.2.2 | 3.2.3 | 3.2.4 | 3.2.5 | 3.2.6 4th grade    4.1.3 | 4.1.9 | 4.2.3 | 4.2.4 | 4.2.5 | 4.2.6 | 4.2.7 5th grade    5.1.11 | 5.1.16 | 5.2.4 | 5.2.6 | 5.2.8 | 5.2.9.

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  • Call VP of Education, Roger Hardig at (317) 631-1888 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Teachers, bus drivers and one adult chaperone per 15 students are admitted free.
  • Each additional adult chaperone pays $8.
  • Contact the Education Department for payment arrangements.

Please note: The R.B. Annis Presidential Classroom accommodates up to 60 students. Larger groups at the same time on the same date must use the program and tour package ($6 per student) for a “flip-flop” in which half of the group tours while the other half has a program. A package visit lasts up to 2.5 hours.

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Facilities and Features

  • South lawn is available for picnics with prior notice (tables are limited and trash bags not provided).
  • Gift Shop (Group Order Forms available).
  • Special tours for sight and hearing impaired visitors.
  • Online program materials upon request.
  • Supplementary materials to teachers for tour and program preparation.
  • Restroom Facilities: White building with brown trim is located behind the home and may be utilized before or after your visit. Please allow extra time for a restroom break.
  • Additional charge of $20 per group for use of classroom for lunch (due to limited availability, advanced notice is required).
Contact the Education Department to learn more
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The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site will be closed from Saturday, May 25-Monday May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.


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