The Field House Museum offers a variety of tours and programming for groups of all ages. Whether you are a school group, homeschool group, scout troop, or a meet-up group, the museum staff works with group leaders to create a one-of-a-kind tour experience catering to the your needs. Contact a museum staff member to talk about your next tour at the Field House Museum!
The Field House Museum offers free parking that can accommodate buses for guests and tour groups. There is also an outdoor area that can be used for bag lunches, weather permitting. Group pricing is $4.00 for school-age kids and $9.00 for high school students and older. School groups are encouraged to contact the museum staff about group pricing.
THE URBAN MUSEUM COLLABORATIVE
…More than bricks and mortar, containers of memory, the keepers of our stories, touchstones of our common humanity—places rooted in time but alive within the complex vibrant landscape of today—a museum without walls in our midst…
Established in 2009, the Urban Museum Collaborative brings together three small, innovative museums in downtown St. Louis, including the Field House Museum. The evocative collections and the stories contained within illuminate the complex narrative of urban life in 19th-century St. Louis—a history that resonates in our lives today. These fascinating and sometimes heart-wrenching narratives come alive through interconnected site-based programs, educational resources, tours, and community events. Teachers, students, and visitors of all ages become engaged in “museum without walls” discovering a new landscape in a changed and changing city.
Curriculum Enrichment for the Classroom
The UMC education team has developed classroom-centered curriculum materials. These captivating stories of nineteenth century St. Louis come alive through a treasure-trove of artifacts that connect local events and life stories with major events in our nation’s history.
Theme-based lessons illuminate museum content and connect the collections:
Lessons feature museum artifacts, life-stories, and primary source materials
Theme 1—Making a Difference: Perseverance, Education, and Entrepreneurship
Theme 2—Building Community: Immigration, the Family, and Everyday Life
Theme 3—Seeking Justice: Slavery, Abolition and the Law
Curriculum packets are available through each museum. Click to see sample lesson- Dollhouse Lesson, Field Letter Lesson
Touch trunks enliven learning and connect museum-content to classroom curriculum.
Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes Exhibit with the Urban Museum Collaborative
The Field House Museum has teamed up with the Urban Museum Collaborative to create the traveling mini-exhibit, Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes: Taking a Step into History. This thought-provoking exhibit showcases the stories of the Field family and of the Campbell family, two families from St. Louis in the 1850s. Contact the museum for more information or to host this fascinating exhibit.