Historic Oak View Group Programs

School group seated listening to a program in the historic Cotton Gin House

Group programs are programs requested and scheduled for particular school or user groups. You can learn more about the types of group programs and field trips offered by this park site below.

About our Programs

Historic Oak View County Park offers educational programming for visitors to learn about the daily lives of 19th and 20th century farmers.

Historic Oak View County Park’s educational programming offers opportunities for students to learn about our state's diverse agrarian past. Through hands-on activities and engaging and interactive presentations, your students will leave Oak View with a deeper understanding of the lives of people, free and enslaved, landowner and landless, who lived and worked at Oak View before and after the Civil War.

Reservations are required in advance for any staff-led program. There are no fees for group programs. We offer different programs for elementary schools, homeschool/daycare/track-out groups, as well as older students and adult visitors. All educational programs are for 10 or more students. Descriptions of our program offerings can be found below.

Elementary Schools

Currently our indoor field trip programs are on hold. Please check back soon for more information about field trip availability and scheduling.

Check out our virtual field trip offerings!

Small Groups, Homeschools, Daycares, Track Out Camps and Scout Troops

Staff-led programs are available for organized groups. Choose from the program options below:

Artifact Adventure – This program challenges participants to identify artifacts around Oak View with an "I spy" inspired game. Participants will learn about each artifact and how the artifact fits into Oak View’s history. The Artifact Adventure program is best suited for elementary ages.

Plantation to Park – This program is an engaging tour around the property that discusses the history of Oak View from the 1830s to present. You'll hear about the lives of the people who lived, labored, and built community here, the ways in which they worked, and the transitions that took place in their lives before and after the Civil War. This tour is best suited for upper-elementary to adults.

Plants with a Past – A themed walking tour that focuses on the land, crops, and garden areas of Oak View. Learn about how these spaces were designed, created, and maintained through history, with a special emphasis on how enslaved labor and then sharecroppers and tenant farmers shaped the landscape in the 19th and 20th centuries. This tour is best suited for upper-elementary to adults.

Ready to schedule your program? Fill out the Program Request Form or contact Abigail Kellerman, Assistant Park Manager of Education at abigail.kellerman@wakegov.com, or by calling 919-212-7695.

Middle School, High School and Adult Groups

Staff-led programs are available for organized groups. Choose from the program options below:

Plantation to Park – This program is an engaging tour around the property that discusses the history of Oak View from the 1830s to present. You'll hear about the lives of the people who lived, labored, and built community here, the ways in which they worked, and the transitions that took place in their lives before and after the Civil War.

Plants with a Past – A themed walking tour that focuses on the land, crops, and garden areas of Oak View. Learn about how these spaces were designed, created, and maintained through history, with a special emphasis on how enslaved labor and then sharecroppers and tenant farmers shaped the landscape in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Ready to schedule your program? Fill out the Program Request Form or contact Abigail Kellerman, Assistant Park Manager of Education at abigail.kellerman@wakegov.com, or by calling 919-212-7695.