North Suburban Home Learners

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire!" -Yeats

Field Trip Ideas:

Click here to plan your visit to the  Adams National Historical Park.

The American Textile History Museum in Lowell is a must see.

America's Stonehenge is an accurate astronomically aligned calendar. It was and still can be, used to determine specific solar and lunar events of the year.

The Black Heritage Trail explores the history of the 19th century free Black community of Boston. The trail consists of 14 sites, and begins at the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial on Beacon Street and finishes at the Museum of African American History.

Click here for information about visiting Bunker Hill Monumen and Museum.

Click here for information on the Buttonwoods Museum, in Haverill, MA. Explore Native American artifacts from the lower Merrimack Valley, including stone tools, bone implements, and baskets. A large collection of shoes and shoe making tools.  Also find furniture, ceramics and glassware, quilts, dolls, and toys.  Over 10,000 objects about a rich regional history. 

The Charles River Museum of Industry is on the scenic banks of the Charles River in the historic 1814 Boston Manufacturing Company textile mill, CRMII is on the National Register of Historic Places as America’s first factory.

Covanta Haverhill   is a modern energy-from-waste facility which has a refuse recycling capacity of 1,650 tons per day and produces energy which is used on New England's power grid. Small group tours can be arranged.

The Federal Reserve Bank, Boston provides educational programs for middle school and high school students.  They encourage groups to enhance their visit to the Boston Fed by visiting their virtual economic adventure, as well.    

Click here to plan your visit to see the great collections at the  Forbes House Museum.

Halibut Point State Park is made of sheets of 440 million year-old granite that now descend from rocky headland to the tidal pools below. Formerly the Babson Farm granite quarry, the park is managed for scenic, historic and conservation purposes 

Hammond Castle  is a medieval-style castle constructed along the Atlantic shore line, by Dr. John Hammond, one of America's premier inventors who produced over 400 patents and the ideas for over 800 inventions. Inside you'll find his collection of Roman, medieval, and Renaissance artifacts.  

Click here for the  Grand Army of the Republic Museum (GAR) in Lynn.   Sited in a a historic building  by members of the GAR as a memorial to the Union Army veterans of the Civil War. It was one of many such halls built in the country.  On the National Register of Historic Places.  Call in advance. 

Click here for Longfellow House information.  Special group and student tours are available, staff permitting, throughout the year.  Watch for special Christmas holiday performance tours.

Click here to find tour information for the Louisa May Alcott House -- Orchard House  

Mashantucket Pequot Museum is one of the largest tribal museums in the country.  The Museum provides a multi-sensory immersion experience complete with interactive exhibits and 85,000 square feet of permanent exhibits covering 18,000 years of Pequot History.  

MIT Museum  hosts collections of holography, artificial intelligence, robotics, maritime history and the history of MIT.  

Click here for information on the National Heritage Museum.

The Old Schwamb Mill  has survived as a continuously operating site for more than three hundred years.   Visitors will appreciate the industrial history, woodworking, mechanics and ambiance of an ancient, working manufactory in its original historic setting  

The Old State House Museum  was the center of Boston’s civic life in the 18th century and the scene of some of the most dramatic chapters in the lead-up to the American Revolution.

Explore Saugus Iron Works, the place where European iron makers brought their special skills to a young Massachusetts colony.

The Taza Chocolate Factory.   Take the tour and learn how they make 100% Stone Ground, Mexican-style organic dark chocolate, sample delicious Stone Ground Dark Chocolate and see vintage chocolate making machines.

The Museum of Transportation is housed within an 1888 carriage house on the grounds of the Larz Anderson Park and is the country's oldest private collection of antique automobiles.

The Wenham Museum is known for its' world-famous doll and toy collection and a delightful model train gallery

The Waterworks Museum interprets unique stories of the country's fir st metropolitan water system through exhibitions and educational programs on engineering, architecture, social history, and public health.

Wolf Hollow offers a unique opportunity to view gray wolves in as natural a setting as possible. Come see how they interact with their pack members and live in a social unit very similar to human families.