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New France - The OTHER Colonial America
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Field Trips

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Field Trip Options

Call the Museum today to schedule your Field Trip to New France- the OTHER Colonial America at the Bolduc House Museum and let us know what activities you want the experience to include. Tailor your field trip so that it fits the time you have available and the kinds of experiences you want your students, scouts, or campers to have here. The list of the tripos can be found at


Our Menu of Field Trip Options

We have a number of set plans.  You will also find us very flexible as long as arrangements are made in advance so we can properly plan for your arrival.

Basic Field Trip

The Basic Field Trip lasts 45 minutes.

It includes:
  • a guided tour of the National Historic Landmark Louis Bolduc House
  • its 18th century kitchen gardens
  • the Eastern Woodland Indian Village
  • the LeMeilleur House
  • the Linden House (where you begin and end your tour in our museum shop)

Group Rate (minimum of 15 paying visitors constitutes a group): $5/adult and $1.50/K-12th grade student. One teacher and one bus driver is admitted free per group of 30.

Extended Field Trip

The Extended Field Trip lasts 90 minutes.

It includes:
  • Everything in the Basic Tour
  • Select from:
    • Making Salt Relay
    • Getting to know the scent, touch, and uses of our gardens’ herbs, fruits and vegetables
    • Making and tasting bread and butter
    • Weaving and fibers
    • Colonial games
    • Swords and muskets
    • Sewing
    • Stories and songs
    • More!

We will select the activities based on the expertise of the scheduled staff members and seasonal and weather appropriateness.
There is a minimum of 15 participants for the Extended Field Trip.

Cost: $8.00/adult and $4.00/K-12th grade student.  The cost includes the materials used in the activities.

Colonial History Summer Adventure

This is a four hour program

It includes:
  • Everything in the Basic Tour
  • A varied menu of
    • stories
    • crafts
    • races
    • games
    • indoor and outdoor adventures
  • This is perfect for
    • camps
    • day camps
    • scout packs, troops and teams

Preregistration is required. Schedule your summer adventure which costs $7.50/person per student and $10/per adult. A minimum of eight students is required.

The Preservation Game Field Trip

This is a three hour program

Your students will love playing our Preservation Game where they will be challenged to work in teams to accomplish tasks, solve problems, and consider the how’s and why’s of preserving and conserving our historic structures and artifacts.

This is a behind the scenes romp that echoes a scavenger hunt or hands-on video-not game.

The Preservation Game starts with the challenges and ends with a conversation about historic preservation as a career field.

This is perfect for students in middle school, high school, college, and for adult groups.

Plan to spend 3 hours here to get the most out of the Preservation Game Field Trip. Preregistration is required.

Cost $7.50/K-12th grade student and $12/adult.

Souvenir Goody Bags

For just $2/student everyone in your class can take home a souvenir goody bag from New France at the Bolduc House Museum.

We will prepare a box filled with one souvenir goody bag for each student and deliver it your bus so that you can hand the bags out after you return to school.

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Custom Field Trips

  • Are you a Girl Scout troop who wants to do a day of Try-It Badges about History?
  • Are you a Wolf Den leader who needs to take your den to visit an important place in your community? Are you working on activities like "Play a Game of Marbles"?
  • Are you looking to earn your American Culture, American Heritage, Genealogy or Archaeology merit badges? Are you looking for a place for a Freeze Out campout where it is important to leave no trace? Plan your agenda and accomplish multiple Scouting objectives in one weekend.
  • Are you a French club who wants to explore our French cultural and linguistic heritage? Ask about doing a French-themed tour and/or scavenger hunt.
  • Are you a genealogy club?
  • Are you an historical society?
  • Are you an architecture class?
  • Are you a quilt guild, sewing circle, interested in historic trades and artisan crafts?
  • Are you a scholar researching colonial French America?

Call to brainstorm your experience. Ask for Lesley. Not Zuts. Please.

Zuts is on the phone!
"But I am ready to serve You!"

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Do you want to tour the whole town?

Then think about spending more than one day here and plan to purchase a Passport to Ste. Genevieve at the Welcome Center at the north-east corner of Main and Market Streets.

With a Passport to Ste. Genevieve you can easily incorporate visits to the Felix Valle State Historic Site, the Ste. Genevieve Museum, and the Guibourd Historic House on the same trip- or if you plan to make several trips to the area your un-used portions of the Passport to Ste. Genevieve never expire.

The Welcome Center also handles scheduling arrangements for school field trips to multiple sites.

To arrange a group tour or field trip to multiple sites in Ste. Genevieve, please call 573-883-7097.

Each tourism site offers a discount for the Passport to Ste. Genevieve.

Adult passports cost $15 and student passports cost $5.00.

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