Girl Scout and Boy Scout Programs
at The Hermitage
For current rates, available dates, and other information about our Scout programs, contact Vanessa Hamilton, Director of Education at 201-445-8311, ext. 103 or email Vanessa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIRL SCOUT PROGRAMS
Gardens Galore! (Daisies)
Come to The Hermitge Museum to learn about gardening with the Master Gardeners of Bergen County. This program is available through the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. For information and to book a program, visit The LINK Guide on the council's website.
Women from The Hermitage Past (Juniors)
Discover what it was like for the womem to live at The Hermitage from the 1760s through the 1970s. This program is available through the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. For information, and to book a program, visit The Link Guide on the council's website.
Garden Masters (Juniors)
Explore gardening at The Hermitage with the Master Gardeners of Bergen County. This program is available through the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. for information and to book a program, visit The LINK Guide on the council's website.
Games Then and Now (All)
Come play games at The Hermitage Museum! Girls will do a scavenger hunt on the grounds and play history detectives where they try to discover what objects were from the past. They will also play games from yesterday and today. This program is offered through The Hermitage Education Department.
Visions of a Victorian Childhood (All)
Imagine yourself being a young girl in the 1890s while exploring Victorian era clothing and toys. Handle historical artifacts and reproductions. Discover what girls did for fun. A guided tour of the historic Hermitage house museum is included to see firsthand how a young girl and her family lived at the turn of the 20th century.
This program is offered through the Hermitage Education Department.
Manners Tea (All)
Join us for an 1890s tea party! How were manners and etiquette different for young girls in the Victorian age? Scouts make a calling card, take a tour of The Hermitage, and enjoy a tea party, all while learning about the manners of the past! Contact Vanessa Hamilton at 201-445-8311 x103 to schedule a "tea" with your troop.
BOY SCOUTS PROGRAMS
Hermitage House Tours
Age-appropriate guided tours of The Hermitage are available for Scout troops and other after-school groups. Tours include information about the home's Gothic Revival architecture, George Washington’s visit to the property, and the four generations of the Rosencrantz family who owned The Hermitage from 1807 until 1970.
How was life different for people during colonial times? Scouts become history detectives by using hands-on experiences to explore objects from the past. This program features a partial tour of The Hermitage, with a focus on the 1770s section of the historic house.
Revolutionary War and Civil War Programs
Discover what life was like for the families of The Hermitage during the
American Revolutionary or the Civil War. The program includes a full tour of the historic
All programs are held at the Hermitage Education & Conference Center and include a guided tour of the historic house museum.
For current rates, available dates and other information about our Girl Scout/Boy Scout and other afterschool programs, contact Education Coordinator Vanessa Hamilton at (201) 445-8311, ext. 103.