Field Trips

Bring your class for a fun-filled day of learning and experience the hertiage of Hagood Mill

A Historic Adventure

Explore The Rich Heritage
of Hagood Mill Historic Site

Step back in time as students encounter the sights, sounds, and stories of a bygone era. Our site features a fully operational water-powered gristmill, a blacksmith shop, and authentic historical buildings that provide a glimpse into the daily lives of our ancestors. Field trip participants will witness live demonstrations, interact with skilled artisans, and engage with history on a personal level.

Beyond our historical buildings, students can explore the natural beauty of our site. Discover the historic grist mill along the creek, learn about ancient petroglyphs, and engage in outdoor activities that connect the past with the environment.

Exploring Culture

Booking Your Field Trip

Please look over the activity descriptions below to pick out your customized field trip.

Please note that we DO NOT book field trips on Mondays and Tuesdays.


Submit Your Request

Request specific dates, times, and activities by completing our form.


Get Approval

Our team will reply with confirmation if your selected itenerary is available.


Book Your Trip

We will send you a link to book your customized field trip.

Choose Your Trip

Each classroom field trip is customizable with rotating activities of small group, hands-on fun.

Question Answer

Here are just a few of our most frequently asked questions about classroom field trips.

Yes, we have designated picnic areas where your group can enjoy lunch. It’s recommended to inform us in advance if you plan to have lunch on-site.

We can accommodate a range of group sizes, from small classes to larger groups. Feel free to discuss your group size with our education coordinator when scheduling your trip.

It’s recommended to book your field trip at least 4-6 weeks in advance to ensure availability and to give us ample time to customize your experience.

Our Choices of Stations (included in $10 price)

Living in the 1800s Upcountry

At this station, students are toured around the site while the instructor talks about what it was like to live in the 1800s. The students will tour the cabins, mill, and blacksmith/woodwork shop.

Native American Life in the Upcountry: Arts & Trails

  • At this station, students will be led on a walk along the old Indian Path that once went from the coast up into North Carolina. Along the path, the instructor will point out and explain the uses of river cane, a dugout canoe, etc.

Farming/Gardening in the 1800s

At this station, students will learn about the techniques and technology of farming and gardening in the 1800s.

Native American Petroglyphs

At this station, students will enter the Hagood Creek Petroglyph Center to view the petroglyphs and they will also get to view the collection of portable petroglyphs in the lobby.

Housekeeping Chores in the 1800s

At this station, students will learn about chores that children and adults had to do in the 1800s. These included bringing in water, and firewood, hunting, taking care of animals, etc.

Traditional Appalachian Games

At this station, students will have the opportunity to learn about and play traditional Appalachian games. This included hopscotch, jump rope, the Graces game, and more.


Primitive Technology

At this station, students will learn how things were done before the advancements in technology that we have today.

Traditional Native American Games

At this station, students will have the opportunity to learn about and play games that were played by different Native groups.

Additional Choices (for an extra $2/student)


At this station, students will watch the blacksmith demonstrate his craft while being told about the history of blacksmithing. Older children may have the opportunity to go into the shop to practice.  Younger children will have the opportunity to practice with mallets and clay.

Hearthside Cooking

At this station, students will make butter as they learn how cooking was done in a cabin with no electricity or gas. They will get to enjoy their butter with a treat.

Jug Band

At this station, students will have the opportunity to learn about the instruments that make up a jug band and why they are so unique.

Pottery Making – Native American or Appalachian

At this station, students will learn about how pottery was used by these groups and will have the opportunity to make an animal or pinch pot.

Additional Choices (for an extra $1/student)

Early American Artifacts & Archaeology

At this station, students will learn about the tools and methods of finding artifacts and how to identify what they find. They will go home with an arrowhead.

Quilting Demonstration

At this station, students will watch a quilting demonstration as they are instructed about what quilting meant to the family and community.

Sewing/Weaving Demonstration & Activity

At this station, students will watch a sewing/weaving demonstration and can practice weaving. The students will learn why this craft was so important for the period.

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Native American Cooking
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 Let us be your partner in providing an educational journey that sparks curiosity, ignites imaginations, and leaves a lasting impact on your students.