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Discover Trains and More at the NC Transportation Museum

Discover Trains and More at the NC Transportation Museum

To give your students a glimpse of the way people and goods were moved in the 20th century plan a field trip visit to the North Carolina Museum of Transportation in Spencer. The Museum site was once home to one of the largest steam locomotive repair facilities on the East coast operated by Southern Railway. Called Spencer Shops, the massive facility employed 3,000 workers. When diesel engines came along the demand for steam service declined and the facility closed in 1960.

Discover Historic Bath, NC Where Blackbeard Roamed 300 Years Ago

Discover Historic Bath, NC Where Blackbeard Roamed 300 Years Ago

Blackbeard will be the subject of major historical focus this year as the State observes Blackbeard 300: Commemorating North Carolina’s Rich Maritime History. Attitudes about piracy in Blackbeard’s day were vastly different than the way we view them today. Piracy was considered a “fashionable vice” and all the English colonies encouraged those who robbed sea vessels.

Relive WWII History Aboard the Battleship North Carolina

Relive WWII History Aboard the Battleship North Carolina

In 1958, Navy officials announced that the Battleship North Carolina, considered during World War II as the world’s greatest sea weapon, would be scrapped. State leaders launched a campaign to save the ship and bring it home. School students played a huge role in the effort. Each of the State’s students were asked to contribute ten cents to save the Battleship.

Discover  NC's First State Capitol The Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC

Discover NC's First State Capitol The Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC

More than 300 years of history comes alive for your students at Tryon Palace in New Bern. Tryon Palace is well-known as North Carolina’s first permanent state capitol as well as home to the first sessions of the North Carolina General Assembly and home to the State’s governors.

NC Museum of History A Must See Field Trip For All Classrooms in NC

NC Museum of History A Must See Field Trip For All Classrooms in NC

Traditionally one of the most popular field trip destinations in the State, The North Carolina Museum of History signature exhibit is The Story of North Carolina,. It tells the story of more than 14,000 years of the State’s history from its earliest residents. 

Biltmore Christmas

Celebrate Christmas at Biltmore with your Students

Your students can experience the magic of Christmas with a holiday field trip to Biltmore in Asheville. America’s largest home celebrates the season in grand style. Luminaries and twinkling lights adorn the 75-foot Norway spruce tree on the front lawn. Inside the home of George Vanderbilt and his family, dozens of decorated Christmas trees can be found in the grand rooms.

Santa Train at Museum of Life and Science

Students Ride Santa’s Train to the North Pole at the Museum of Life and Science

Students take a ride to the “North Pole” at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham. This holiday season will showcase 40,000 new holiday lights along with after-hours access to the Magic Wings Butterfly House + Insectarium and more.

Winterland Express at Village Park in Kannapolis

Winterland Express; Treat Your Students to the Holiday Celebration at Village Park in Kannapolis

Winterland Express has arrived signaling the annual Celebration of Lights is now underway at Village Park in Kannpolis. Your students can ride the Winterland Express miniature train through the park, take in the spectacle of more than 250,000 lights and even make s’mores during the holiday celebration.

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