K-12 school field trips are offered year-round by appointment.
Field trips focus on three areas — The Bradford House, the garden and grounds, and the Whiskey Rebellion Education and Visitor Center. These experiences, plus a length of time, are customized based on the student’s grade level.
Past students have visited from Washington High School, Trinity High School, Chartiers Valley Elementary School, Bower Hill Elementary and South Central Elementary School.
School or Scouts Tour
This tour includes a guided house tour, age-appropriate activities and demonstrations, and a souvenir. The cost is $7 per student, and one adult per ten students is free.
For primary and secondary schools.
A collection of resources on the Whiskey Rebellion and David Bradford is available for use either at the Museum or to borrow. Ideal for students developing projects for National History Day. Call 724-222-3064, to arrange a free research visit or to borrow materials. A “traveling trunk” can be prepared for classroom use.
We are a popular resource for those working on their National History Day Project. And the bonus comes from one of our board members, who has judged National History Day for many years.
Download the PDF below for a list of our favorite primary and secondary sources of Whiskey Rebellion information. It is updated as we find new resources and should not be considered comprehensive.
Lending Library for Classrooms
Classroom set of the young adult novel 1794: Janie Miller’s Whiskey Rebellion Saga.
Teachers may borrow a classroom set of the young adult novel 1794: Janie Miller’s Whiskey Rebellion Saga by Anna T. Connor and Laura C. Zajdel. This story of the events of 1794 is told through the eyes of ten-year-old Janie Miller, whose family played a significant role in the Whiskey Rebellion. The illustrated book also gives a good description of life on the Western Pennsylvania frontier.
There is no fee for borrowing the books; however, a replacement charge will be assessed for damaged or lost books. The teacher is responsible for the pickup and return of the books.
Free Education Kits for 3rd to 6th Graders
Education through off-site programming.
Our Grade 3 kits focus on Life on the Southwestern Pennsylvania Frontier in the 1790s. The newly-developed kit for Grades 4 and 5 focuses on the Whiskey Rebellion Era: Southwestern Pennsylvania Frontier in the 1790s. A high school kit is currently being developed.
Our trained docents are available to speak on various 18th Century topics, for schools and organizations, throughout the year. There is no charge for a program, but donations are gratefully accepted. Past outreach programs have occurred at the McMurray Chamber of Commerce, the Amwell Historical Society, and the Washington County Rotary. A minimum fee of $50 is to be charged for docents' time and travel.
- The Whiskey Rebellion
- David Bradford and the Whiskey Rebellion
- Distilling in the 18th Century
- Early Settlers of Southwestern Pennsylvania
- Native Americans of Southwestern Pennsylvania
- 18th Century Trades
Want to take the next step, or have questions?
Please send us an email or call 724-222-3604.