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 of up to 30 students and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance by phone or by using this form. Guided tours are available Tuesdays through Fridays. 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 Museum of 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
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
DOWNTOWN HAYWARD WALKING TOUR
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
MCCONAGHY HOUSE SPECIAL PRESCHOOL TOUR
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
Día de los Muertos (Day of the dead) tour
In the Fall of 2017, the Hayward Area Historical Society will host its annual Día de los Muertos Exhibition and we will offer coinciding school tours. Students will see the works of local artists that are inspired by the celebration to better understand the customs and traditions of Day of the Dead.
Time: 1 hour| All Ages
Japanese Internment Tour
In Spring of 2018, HAHS will offer tours exploring the history of Japanese Americans, their impact on the local community and the affect of Executive Order 9066 during as well as following the Second World War.
Time: 1 hour| Grades: 4 and up