School Tours

Looking for a memorable and meaningful field trip for your students? Our 60-90 minute school tours are led by a tour docent who will ensure a rich learning experience. Tours are $60.00 per class/group and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance by phone or by using this form. Please call the Education Department at (510) 581-0223 for more information.

Scholarships are available for school tours only. Please check our scholarship policies and procedures.

HAHS Center for History & Culture

Students discover various stories of the Hayward area and contribute their own. Through interactive group work, students learn more about their community’s history and see themselves as participants in a shared history.

Ask about our healthy, all compostable box lunches available at The Cannery Cafe daily.  Kid friendly options are available for vegetarian, vegan, gluten free diets.  Teachers eat free with every 20 lunches ordered.

Time: 1.5 hours  |  Grades: K-3

History Lab

Geared towards High School Students, the History Lab will teach students to investigate and think like a historian.  Students will be shown through the Your Story exhibit to see how the history of the Hayward area fits within the broader scope of American history; they will also get the opportunity to analyze and discuss both primary and secondary sources to develop their interpretive skills. 

Time: 1.5 hours  |  Grades: 11-12


Discover downtown Hayward’s multicultural history through the eyes of four children who once lived in the area. This trip through time features children’s personal stories, historic photos, storefronts, civic buildings, and a walk along the Hayward Fault.

Time: 1.25 hours  |  Grades: 3-5

San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery

Calling all History Detectives! Working in teams, students use their detective skills to sift through primary source materials, identify cemetery iconography, and develop an understanding of the lives of some of our area’s notable pioneers.

Time: 1.25 hours|  Grades: 3-5


Take your students back into the late 19th and early 20th centuries at the McConaghy House.  This 1888 farm house offers a glimpse into the the daily lives of a middle class family.  Students can explore furniture, decorations, entertainment, and cooking that was customary from the Victorian era into the 1930's.  The field trip includes an interactive experience inside Archie's Playroom and old-fashioned games outside. 

Time: 1.5 hours  |  Grades: 3-5


Let your students experience McConaghy House with their senses – dance in the guest parlor, juice oranges outside, make butter, explore the kitchen and spend time in Archie’s Playroom!

Time: 1 hour  |  Grades: Pre-K - 2