As New Jersey’s premier American History education center, Liberty Hall Museum is proud to offer a series of programs specifically tailored for scouts! These programs offer scouts a unique opportunity to engage, experience, and learn. Liberty Hall Museum has the unique advantage of allowing scouts to fully experience an American history related program in the setting where that history actually happened. Our extensive collections of artifacts and documents along with our seasoned, enthusiastic museum educators bring history to life. All programs include a hands-on component that further allows scouts to not only hear and see but touch history! Always presented by museum educators in period dress, the programs transport scouts to another time.
In addition to American History, Liberty Hall Museum’s wooded setting and extensive gardens offer a one of a kind opportunity for scouts to explore the world of nature. The grounds of Liberty Hall Museum were carefully planned by New Jersey’s first governor, William Livingston, whose love of gardening and agriculture led him to establish a garden filled with unique specimens of plants and trees that provide a habitat for an abundance of native animals and birds. The magnificent Horse Chestnut tree which stands just outside the front door of Liberty Hall, sprouted from a seed he obtained from England. It is over 240 years old today and one of the oldest trees in New Jersey. Several of our programs highlight the carefully planned and maintained grounds of Liberty Hall and offer scouts a chance to explore, experience and learn about the natural world.
Programs are designed to assist scouts in completing the requirements of merit badges, elective adventures., etc. – depending on your scout level.
These programs must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance and require a minimum of 12 participants.
Each program is approximately 90 minutes long. When a troop has fewer than 12 members, leaders may join with another troop or invite non-scout peers to participate in programs.
Program fee is $10.00 per scout. All participating adults will be charged a fee of $6.00.
A 50% deposit of program cost is required at the time of booking. Balance is due the day of the program.
Programs are available weekday afternoons and evenings and weekends throughout the year.
Please click below for more information on the programs currently offered for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Daisies and Girl Scouts!