Hearthstone Historic House Museum is a valuable historic and educational destination for groups interested in the development of electricity, local history, architecture, the Victorian Era, and related topics.  We welcome groups of students, scouts, clubs and organizations invite them to tour Hearthstone.  We offer discounted tour rates for most groups of 10 or more people. 

Group tours are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays only and by appointment.  Tours at other times may be accommodated but only at the discretion of the Executive Director.

To ensure smooth tour operations, group tours must be scheduled and paid for in advance.  This permits us to have sufficient staff of volunteer docents on hand to give every visitor the best possible Hearthstone experience.

Tours begin on the hour and will last an hour or more depending on the questions asked of the docents.  Please arrive a few minutes early to organize your tour.  Tickets must be purchased in advanced by clicking the appropriate button below.

Also please note the following:

  • Unfortunately, we cannot give refunds for missing group tour participants.  All sales are final.
  • Because of the historic nature of Hearthstone, stairs are the only means of access to the second floor.  The first floor and lower level are wheel chair accessible via an electric lift.
  • Hearthstone group tours are not suitable for children under age 5 and their participation is strongly discouraged.  Younger children can be very distracting for other participants and a disruptive element for the docent leading the group.  Please make other arrangements for pre-school children.

Please scroll below for information on various grade and age level tours.  Click on the button provided to schedule your tour.  Once you have a confirmation code for your tour, please return to this page to purchase your tour tickets using the button at the bottom of the page.


Primary School tours

For groups of elementary school students, grades K though 8, a minimum of 10 students is needed for a group tour.  Elementary school tours also allow for more time for hands on learning in our history and electricity interactive displays.  Also please note:

  • The admission rate is $3.50 for each student in the group. 
  • One adult will be admitted free for each 10 students who will serve as a chaperone for the students during the tour. 
  • Other adults accompanying the group will be charged a rate of $6. 
  • Bus drivers for the group also will be admitted free. 
  • Unfortunately, we cannot honor any other discounts or coupons in addition to the group rate.   

Second Grade Teachers: Please Download Pre-Tour Teaching Materials Here.

Fifth Grade Teachers: Please Download Pre-Tour Teaching Materials Here.


Home School Tours

For groups of home schooled students, grades K though 12, a minimum of 10 students is needed for a group tour.  Home school tours also allow for more time for hands on learning in our history and electricity interactive displays.  Also please note:

  • The admission rate is $3.50 for each student in the group. 
  • One adult will be admitted free for each 10 students who will serve as a chaperone for the students during the tour. 
  • Other adults accompanying the group will be charged a rate of $6. 
  • Unfortunately, we cannot honor any other discounts or coupons in addition to the group rate. 
  • Hearthstone docents may organize the tour groups by age instead of family units, so they can better target their tour message for participants. 

Second Grade Materials: Please Download Pre-Tour Teaching Materials Here.

Fifth Grade Materials: Please Download Pre-Tour Teaching Materials Here.


Scout Troop Tours

For scout groups, a minimum of ten people is encouraged, but smaller groups can be accommodated.  Also please note:

  • The admission rate is $3.50 for each scout in the group. 
  • One troop leader will be admitted free of charge who will serve as a chaperone for the students during the tour.
  • Other leaders or parents will be charged a rate of $6. 
  • Any bus drivers with the group also will be admitted free.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot honor any other discounts or coupons in addition to the group rate. 
  • When requested in advance, Hearthstone will tailor the tour for any specific topic related to the scout group's interest including  Edison, electricity, history, architecture, etc.    

Middle and high School class or
club tours

For groups of middle and high school students, a minimum of 10 students is encouraged, but smaller groups may be able to be accommodated.  Also please note: 

  • The admission rate will be $5 for each student in the group. 
  • One teacher, adviser, or group leader will be admitted free.
  • Other adults accompanying the group will be charged the regular $8 admission rate. 
  • Any bus driver with the group will be admitted free.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot honor any other discounts or coupons in addition to the group rate. 
  • When requested in advance, Hearthstone will tailor the tour for any specific topic related to the group’s interest including Edison, electricity, history, architecture, etc.        

Eighth Grade Teachers: Please Download Pre-Tour Teaching Materials Here.


Technical School and College Class or Club Tours

For groups of technical school and college students, a minimum of 10 students is encouraged, but smaller groups may be able to be accommodated.  Also please note: 

  • The admission rate will be $7 for each student in the group. 
  • One teacher, adviser, or group leader will be admitted free.
  • Other adults accompanying the group will be charged the regular $8 admission rate. 
  • Any bus driver with the group will be admitted free. 
  • Unfortunately, we cannot honor any other discounts or coupons in addition to the group rate.
  • When requested in advance, Hearthstone will tailor the tour for any specific topic related to the group’s interest including Edison, electricity, history, architecture, etc.              

Adult
Club or Society Tours

For groups of adults, a minimum of 10 people is needed for a group tour.  Also please note: 

  • The admission rate will be $7 for each person in the group. 
  • One tour leader will be admitted free.   
  • Any bus driver with the group will be admitted free.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot honor any other discounts or coupons in addition to the group rate.     
  • When requested in advance, Hearthstone will tailor the tour for any specific topic related to the group’s interest including Edison, electricity, history, architecture, etc.