This is a list of some of the historical centers, museums, farms, and other institutions that offer field trips for home school families during the year. If you or your group is interested in attending them, you will need to contact them directly. Website links are included below.

Fiddle Dee

Fiddle Dee Farms
Greenbrier, TN

Offers many outdoor activities for the kids, including: Pumpkin Town, Shuckle's Corn Maze, Fiddlesticks Hollow, Wild Fiddle Dee Kingdom, hayrides, bonfires, and more. Usually open during the Fall months.

Buchanan Log House

Buchanan Log House
Nashville, TN

Home of the annual Alabama Civilian Corps Encampment, with Quilting, Basket Weaving, Blacksmithing, Wood Carving, animal demonstrations, hands-on experiences for the kids, and plenty of vendors.

Deep Sea Mission

Adventure Science Center
Nashville, TN

It continues to be the main attraction for science shows and attractions for children of all ages in Middle Tennessee, hosting many exciting and educational permanent and rotating exhibitions throughout the year.

Honeysuckle Hill

Honeysuckle Hill Farm
Springfield, TN

For a great field trip during the Fall months, plan to visit this pumpkin farm which features a popular corn maze and other fun outdoor activities for the kids (and home school parents too!). Don't forget the hay rides.

Gentry Farm

Gentry's Farm
Franklin, TN

A family tradition for many families in Middle Tennessee. This family farm is open to the public on the weekends in the Fall to celebrate all the harvest season has to offer. They offer a large pumpkin selection as well as a pick-your-own pumpkin patch (while they last!), this is separate from the well-known activity area.

Walden Farm

Walden Farm
Smyrna, TN

Complete selection of assorted pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, straw and other fall harvest items. Come pick out your pumpkin, go on a hay ride, see the farm animals, have fun in our play area and enjoy the harvest fun! Food and beverages available: pumpkin fudge, chocolate dipped cheesecake, roasted pumpkin seeds, or how about a funnel cake.

Bottom View Farm

Bottom View Farm
Portland, TN

Our annual fall festival every October. Traditional events, such as the pumpkin patch, train rides, and activities for the children. It's a working farm, so there's a ton of stuff to see and experience. Note: the best time for the general public to visit is weekends. Activities are open and running.

Sam Davis

Sam Davis Home
Smyrna, TN

These popular living history field trips play host to over 1,000 elementary students each day and feature more than 20 historical demonstrations. With hands-on activities and captivating re-enactors, students learn about 19th century life and it's many wonderful characters.

Frist Center

Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Downtown Nashville, TN

Celebrate art at the Frist! This is a wonderful place for art lovers of all kinds. The varied exhibits include works in many fields, including: art, photography, multi-media, sculpture, and so many other world-renowned works.


Cheekwood Harvest
Nashville, TN

Experience the magic of Cheekwood: Art, Gardens, History, Fashion, and much more. For a taste of Tennessee history, this is a great place for the whole family to visit. Check their calendar for the many events available.


Middle TN Home Education Association
Serving home school families.

MTHEA keeps a list of places to go for home school families throughout the year. Many of these are great field trips for the kids (and parents too!).