Field Trips: Northern Minnesota
The dramatic scenery of the northwoods and Lake Superior highlights the ties between Northern Minnesota historic sites and the environment. Discover stories of the fur trade, lumberjacks, the Ojibwe and Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. through hands-on, interactive lessons.
Reservations are required for all field trips. To make a reservation, contact the historic site directly or use the online field trip request form.Northern Sites:
Comstock House, Moorhead
Students compare chores of today with those of yesteryear at "Comstock House Live-in," a program designed for upper-elementary grades. Use a wood-burning stove and authentic 19th-century utensils to cook, bake and do laundry. Call 218-291-4211 or 218-233-1772.
Charles A. Lindbergh House, near Little Falls
After 74 years, the powerful story of Charles Lindbergh and his trans-Atlantic flight still resonates with both young and old. Age-appropriate programs give students the opportunity to study how technology has changed the lives of people at home, at work, in transportation and in communication. Call 320-616-5421.
Forest History Center, Grand Rapids
The "Discovery Tour" at the Forest History Center blends stories of the forest with the curiosity of students. During the program, students investigate and learn about a variety of viewpoints as they discover the story of Minnesotas forests. As active learners, students take charge of this school tour. Call 218-327-4482.
Mille Lacs Indian Museum, near Onamia
Tours, activities and craft demonstrations uncover the connections between the present life of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and their early traditions and lifeways. Call 320-532-3632.
North West Company Fur Post, Pine City
Visit a reconstructed British fur trading post set in 1804. Students will learn about the exciting era of pelts, plumes and top hats on this trip into the past. Call 320-629-6356.
Split Rock Lighthouse, near Two Harbors
Minnesotas most recognized landmark challenges students to learn about navigation, Minnesota geography, science and technology, and the iron ore, fishing and tourism industries. Split Rock Lighthouse tells the story of Lake Superiors place in Minnesotas history. Call 218-226-6372.