A School field Trip or Summer Camp Groups trip to New Hampshire is not complete without a visit to America’s Stonehenge. Built by a Native American Culture or a migrant European population? No one knows for sure. A maze of man-made chambers, walls and ceremonial meeting places, America’s Stonehenge is most likely the oldest man-made construction in the United States (over 4000 years old).
Like Stonehenge in England, America’s Stonehenge was built by ancient people well versed in astronomy and stone construction. It has been determined that the site is an accurate astronomical calendar. It was, and still can be, used to determine specific solar and lunar events of the year. America’s Stonehenge is a fun and educational place for School Field Trip s for School groups and we offer a number of different things available as part of a School Field Trip in New Hampshire.
America’s Stonehenge in New Hampshire
105 Haverhill Road
Salem, New Hampshire 03079
2014 Hours of Operation
Open Daily Year Round
Hours of Operation: 9am-5pm. Last admission is given promptly at 4pm.
We will be closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving Day.
*The following group discount requires a minimum of 20 paid admissions. If your group arrives with less than the minimum required, you will be charged the appropriate admission rates.
High School/Adult (Ages 13 and Up): $9.00
First thru Eighth Grade: $5.50
Pre-school and Kindergarten: $3.50
All chaperones are admitted free of charge with at least 20 paid admissions.
*Please plan at least 3 hours for your visit. This will allow you to fit in all activities and not be rushed. This is especially important for large groups
Please call (603) 893-8300 to make a reservations.
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School Field trips at America's Stonehenge
School Field Trip s at Americas Stonehenge All Grades
School Field Trip Tour Options
Boom Box Tour:
Portable group audio tour using a “Boom Box”. The School Field Trip chaperone will be in charge of the of the “Boom Box” which will be played out loud so that all students will be listening to the same material at the same time. This tour allows for School group discussion of the material presented at each stop as part of the School Field Trip. This tour is available for all ages taking a School Field Trip. The material covered may be too in depth for the youngest visitors. Takes roughly 1 ½ hours for the tour section of your School Field Trip visit.
Chaperone Guided Tour:
This tour is chaperone guided (self-guided). We will supply our tour guide map which covers all stops on the tour. This map is meant to be either read aloud or independently by the School group as part of the School Field Trip. This tour is available for all ages. Takes roughly 1 hour.
*If you are not sure which tour is most appropriate for your School group, please feel free to call us at 603-893-8300. It is also possible to mix tour styles to suit your students’ learning needs as part of their School Field Trip.
Kid’s Archaeology Dig- Our non-sensitive Dig Pits are available for School groups for their School Field Trip. Students will dig in a grid and use our archaeology tools to excavate various artifacts. An educational and fun hands on activity! Some of the artifacts students may uncover: arrowheads, polished rocks, fossils, bones, charcoal, pottery, shells and more! Students are allowed to take home any polished stones, arrowheads and stone tools that they find on their School field Trip. When students are finished digging, we will discuss the different artifacts that they’ve found and let them take a guess at the purpose of the artifact, the age, the culture that might have used it etc… Students spend approximately 45 minutes in the Dig Pit on the School Field Trip.
The Kid’s Dig is only available to School Field Trip s for Preschool-Grade 7. A minimum of 20 paid student admissions are required – No Exceptions.
Before your School Field Trip begins touring the site, we have students watch a 10 minute informational video in our theater. This video helps students to better understand what they will be seeing on our site as part of their School Field Trip. We also have a 30 minute version which is available for loan to classrooms. If this is something you’re interested in, please give us a call or e-mail us at least 2 weeks prior to your School field trip visit.
Our Alpacas are here for your enjoyment. Students can meet and learn about these fascinating animals on their School Field Trip Visit.
America’s Stonehenge is open year round for School field Trip. Walk through 105 acres of woodlands and wildlife. Group Snowshoeing is fun and easy for all ages and can also make a great School Field Trip. Hunt for animal tracks or just enjoy the quiet surroundings. More Information
2014 Snowshoeing Group Rates
Groups of 20 or more $2.00 off Regular Admission/Snowshoe Rental Rates for daytime snowshoeing
Summer Camp and Scout Group Trips
Summer Camp Groups & Scouts at Americas Stonehenge
Hands-on Kids Dig:
Starting June 17th through Labor Day, our Kid’s Dig is open daily to Summer Camp groups and Scouts. This activity allows summer camp groups and scouts a hands-on approach to archaeology. In the Kid’s Dig, they will find a variety of artifacts including pottery, shells, charcoal and polished stones. Summer camp groups and Scouts are allowed to take up to three polished stones home with them. The Kid’s Dig is included with admission to the site, there is no additional fee for this activity.
WE ARE HAPPY TO OFFER DISCOUNTED ADMISSION FOR SCOUTS, HOMESCHOOL, AND SUMMER CAMP GROUPS OF 20 OR MORE.
Upon arrival we will have your Summer Camp groups or Scouts watch a ten minute informational video to give them a brief history of the site. They will then be given comprehensive tour guide maps to explain the features of the tour. A scavenger hunt kids map is available online for the youngest of visitors. We do not have these available in the visitors center. Summer Camp Groups directors and Scout Leaders may print by clicking here.
A picnic area is available for Summer camp groups and Scouts for lunches. We suggest a bagged lunch, as our snack bar consists of candy, chips, water, and soda. Plan on 2-3 hours to fit in all activities.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR A SUMMER CAMP GROUPS & SCOUTS DISCOUNTS
Summer Camp Groups or Scouts of 20 or more PAID Admissions receive $2.00 off the regular admission rates.
Not to be combined with any other discounts or coupons. If you arrive with less than the minimum required for a group discount, you will be charged the appropriate rate.
2014 Regular Admission Rates:
- Adults $11.00
- Seniors (65+) $9.50
- Children (6-12) $7.50
- Age 0 thru pre-school: $3.50
The group rate is $2.00 off the regular adult and senior admission rates, and $1.50 off the regular child admission rate (K – age 12). There is no discount for Pre-school or younger.
If you have any questions or would like to make reservations for Summer Camp groups or Scouts, please call us at 603-893-8300 or send us an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Alpacas are here for your enjoyment. Campers and Scouts can meet and learn about these fascinating animals.
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