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The Mather Homestead Foundation is dedicated to bringing history to life for kids of all ages through various programs.  Click on "more" for more info.    



Tours of the house are customized for kids to be interactive and fun. Learn about Revolutionary War History and Stephen Mather, the first Director of the National Park Service. We are happy to follow up the tour with a scavenger hunt which will lead kids around the property in search of silver!  By appointment.

Become a Junior Docent!

We invite kids to learn an abbreviated tour of the house and then to lead others through the house!  We will provide you with tour materials and you invite your family/friends to tour.  

Events for kids

We have many events geared towards educating kids while having fun.  Events include kids book club, Night at the Museum, Fall Harvest Festival and more.  MORE

Visit the Homestead for a customized program

We offer programs for kids which can be scheduled at any time.  Great for homeschool groups, play groups, scouts, etc. MORE

Teen Board

The Mather Homestead teen board, now in its second year, offers high schoolers (grades 9 to 12) an opportunity to both contribute to and learn from this treasured National Historic Landmark.  MORE

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