Each year the Persen House welcomes hundreds of students from local schools, community organizations, college classes and more. We’ve had students from elementary, intermediate, junior-high, college, continuing education, and homeschool classes, as well as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other groups. Educators have used the Persen House as a part of their local history, cultural heritage, community engagement and art lessons. Tours can be tailored to your group's interests or curriculum. Topics we have covered in the past include colonial life, architecture, archaeology, local history, Dutch heritage, and the Revolutionary War.

We are proud to partner with the 1st Ulster Militia re-enactment group. The 1st Ulster hosts the Persen House regularly throughout the season and is available for school and group tours. Members promote the education of the public as to military and social life in the colonial and Revolutionary War eras through demonstrations of everyday crafts and skills and the typical life of the militiaman.

Plan your field trip today.

Hank Yost, 1st Ulster Militia, demonstrates a musket.