Field Trips

Connecting Students with History and Nature

Our staff is committed to making each field trip a memorable experience for your students. Our guided educational tours reflect our commitment to quality education and are developed to meet Alabama Course of Study Standards as well as the National Education Standards.

Field Trip & Educational Trip Details

Class field trips can be arranged for your group of 12 or more, Tuesday through Friday of each week by making reservations at least two weeks in advance. Please review the menu selections of the guided tour and hands-on activities for the 2016-2017 school year. Choose one of our “packaged” field trips or work with Burritt educators to cook up a custom-designed field trip for your class.

Typically, the time frame required for these educational excursions tours is one and a half to two hours. These guided class trips are $8.00 per person. Arrangements can be made to extend activities beyond two hours, but an additional charge may apply. Be sure to check out our two festival field trips: Folklife Festival in October and Spring Farm Days in April.

Cancellations must be made two weeks before the scheduled visit to avoid a 25% charge. Cancellations or rescheduling due to weather issues may be made if there are severe weather warnings the morning of, including: thunderstorms, tornado watches and warnings.

Festival Field Trips

Have your students join us for a full day of educational activities. With Burritt’s decades of experience hosting festivals, your trip will be informative, organized, and fun. Students will be able to visit approximately twenty different learning stations throughout the day. These opportunities are offered on limited days. Make your reservation early.

Folklife Festival

On October 26th and 27th, Burritt hosts guest interpreters presenting folklife of our region. Experience a variety of traditional skills and crafts including blacksmithing, flint knapping, fiber arts, open hearth cooking and many more. Plan to join us from 9:00 -1:30 as your students learn about music, arts, crafts, and skills of Appalachia. (Reservations required, $8.00 per person).

Spring Farm Days

Friday, April 6, 2018 from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm, is an exciting time to visit our barnyard animals, experience the historic skills and chores of our ancestors, and learn about life on the farm. Hands-on experience doing some of the old-fashioned chores, such as butter churning, wool washing, carding, and mattress stuffing, is always a favorite. This day is full of fun and learning as students observe demonstrations of traditional skills such as blacksmithing, spinning, lace making and basket weaving. (Reservations required, $8.00 per person).

4th Grade School Day Experience at the Rosenwald School


Educational Scholarship Fund

Financial assistance may be available for qualifying groups. Burritt on the Mountain’s Education Scholarship Fund can be utilized to assist with the cost of field trips and outreach programs. Funds are limited and will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis for Title I and other qualifying schools and organizations in Alabama. Burritt on the Mountain’s Education Scholarship Fund may be used to cover the cost of field trip education programs. Education Scholarship Funds will NOT cover transportation costs, purchases in the welcome center or admission to the site for field trip participants to stay past the educational programming time.

Downloadable Resources

2017-2018 Field Trip Guide Chaperone Information Teacher Information

For more information, please contact:

Alice Kirsch, Education Assistant

Helpful Hints for a Great Trip

  • Remember to reserve your own bus.
  • Students are invited to shop in Josie’s on the Mountain with a chaperone and in small groups.
  • Take your lunches to a designated onsite location upon arrival. Lunches should be packed in class coolers or containers.
  • Buses should drop off by the Welcome Center, then move the bus to the designated parking area.
  • Restrooms are on the outside of the Welcome Center.
  • The size of the group influences the length of the stay on site.
  • Instruct students to dress appropriately for the weather on the mountain, outside activities and creative projects.
  • Sturdy shoes for walking are encouraged.
  • Long socks or pants are encouraged when hiking on the trails.

Request Your Class Field Trip Today

Please fill out the Field Trip Request Form below to request a date and/or information for a field trip. A member of our education department will contact you to confirm your reservation and details. You can also download a copy of our request form and education menu here.

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