School Programs

Brown Family History Tour:  Take a journey into the first years of our the settlement of Frankfort by exploring the home of John Brown, one of the first United States senators from Kentucky and a delegate to the Continental Congress, and his wife, Margaretta Mason Brown, an advocate for women’s education and opponent of slavery.  Students will learn about the lives of the Brown family and their role in developing Kentucky while inside the Browns’ restored 1796 Georgian-style mansion.  School tours must be booked in advance. The fee is $3 per child, and one chaperone per every 10 students is admitted free; additional chaperones pay $5.

Margaret Wise Brown Preschool Story Time: Preschool 4 and 5 year old classes are invited to sign up for a monthly story time.  Each month features a book by Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight Moon and a descendant of John and Margaretta Brown, and an activity.  Space is limited, and teachers must call to make a reservation at the beginning of the school year.  The program takes place seven times a year (September-December and March-May).  This program is at the Orlando Brown House and is free of charge.

Homeschool Programs: Two-hour workshops designed especially for homeschool groups are available during the school year.  These programs feature interactive tours of the historic buildings and grounds, and hands-on activities that explore early 19th-century life. Fees range from $5 to $10 for students ages 5-18, and pre-registration and pre-payment are required.  For the schedule and details, contact Vicky Middleswarth at (502) 227-2560.

School tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. To schedule a school group or receive more information, contact Vicky Middleswarth at (502) 227-2560.