The Heritage Hikes program is a fun and interactive way for third-graders to discover local history through Victorian architecture and home life. Tours are offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The house is an easy walk to Lafayette Park for a picnic lunch afterward (lunch arrangements can be made in the case of rain).
The Heritage Hikes program is free to San Francisco public schools for third-grade classes only, but donations are always accepted.
Reservations for Heritage Hikes start on Tuesday, September 3rd.
SFUSD 3rd Grade Teachers will be contacted directly with signup information by Volunteer Coordinator Pam Larson
If you are an SFUSD 3rd Grade Teacher and would like to participate please send your contact information to
Pam Larson Email: PH: 415 441 3000 x14
HOW IT WORKS
The program has three components:
Classroom study — Teacher-led in-class activities with lesson plans provided by Heritage in our "Architrunks" (Now available in both digital and traditional formats) Architrunks are multimedia resources for teachers to share with their students. The trunks consist of a Teacher guide, educational video, picture slide show accompanied by a script, maps, and other supplementary materials.
A docent-led house tour — a student version of Heritage’s Haas-Lilienthal House tour where docents teach what life was like more than one hundred years ago for children like them.
A teacher-led neighborhood architectural treasure hunt — students and teachers are provided with treasure maps for the neighborhood, where they spot and check off building features they’ve learned about.