Step back in time and join a bustling community where people, animals, objects, and daily routines are exactly the same as they were over 150 years ago.
Soar high above Conner Prairie in a helium-filled balloon, and learn how manned flight moved from dream to reality.
Immerse yourself in Hoosier life during the Civil War and enlist to help defend the state from Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his raiders.
Live like a Lenape Indian as you toss a tomahawk, climb inside a wigwam, and try your hand at fur trading in Conner Prairie’s earliest historical area.
Step inside the barn of a real working farm, where you can feed, pet, and play with livestock, while learning from their caretakers.
Enter one of Indiana's first brick homes where you can discover the story of William Conner and how Indiana's history changed here.
Connect with nature and play freely in a 4-story treehouse surrounded by special activity areas where guests of all ages can dig in and have fun.
Design a new invention, fly a plane, and create an electrical circuit in this fun ever-changing indoor exhibit that celebrates innovation in Indiana.
Show the world your creativity and make a unique take-home project in an exciting indoor craft area.
Create, climb, explore, play, and pretend in a one-of-a-kind indoor play area perfect for kids through the age of 8.
These articles for the classroom and beyond will give your students an opportunity to learn more about Civil War topics. Download the materials you need below.
Download the Civil War Journey field trip guide.
Start here: 1863 Civil War Journey Overview
The Story of Albert Cheatham
Print out this storybook about the life of Albert Cheatham, a real-life person who escaped slavery and went on to join the Union Army. Your students can provide the illustrations! Also view: The Story of Albert Cheatham - Read and Respond
(Grades 4 and under)
Be a Civil War Drummer
Your students can learn about children just like them who left home to become drummers in the Civil War.
Letters from Civil War Soldiers
Read through letters from Civil War soldiers to learn about life in the Union and Confederate Armies.
(Grades 8 and up)
Children's Civil War Newspapers
During the Civil War, children worked together to write their own community newspapers. Your students can create a class newspaper about their experiences in 1863 Civil War Journey.
Civil War Enlistment Form