Field Trips

On-site Field Trips

Step right into the story!


Visit the Historic Village, Genesee Country Nature Center, or the John L. Wehle Gallery. There is nothing like a face-to-face, in-person, hands-on experience at GCV&M. On-site field trips are available on select dates in March, April, October, and December and regularly May through September.

Interested in scheduling a field trip to GCV&M? Contact our Program Registrar today at or (585)-294-8218. 

Self-Guided Tours


Whether your group is visiting for two hours or all day, you and your students can explore at your own pace. Several locations throughout the village provide hands-on activities for students to do during their visit. Not sure what your students should visit or how to organize your day? Use one of the Self-Guided Tour Options, available upon request. Be sure to review our 30-minute Enrichment Activities hosted by a museum interpreter as a capstone to your visit.

Self-guided tours are available on limited Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in the fall and spring. Grant funding may be available for your school. To register contact or (585)-294-8218.

GCV&M Theme Days


Attend the museum on one of our monthly theme days! Key locations throughout the village are set up to guide your group along – with activities, games, and costumed experts – theme days allow your students to make clear connections between life in the 19th century and today. Each theme covers specific curriculum standards.

Grant funding may be available for your school. Pre-registration is required. To register contact or (585)-294-8218.

Enrichment Activities


Enhance your self-guided tour by scheduling structured hands-on half-hour Enrichment Activities lead by museum educators.

Homeschool Days


Calling homeschool families! Join us for a fun and educational exploration of the Historic Village to experience history come to life! Explore our nearly 70 historic buildings on a day that the Village is geared up for families or homeschool groups. Homeschool Days are often themed, more details below.

Homeschool days only occur on the dates listed below. Admission on Homeschool Days is reduced for families and homeschool groups to our school group rate: $8/student under 16, $12/ parents or chaperone. Pre-registration is required. To register contact or (585)-294-8218.