School children and visitors of all ages can experience a bit of 19th-Century farm life during our tours of the historic Donaldson-Bannister Farm. Our tours also cover life beyond the farm, including the settlement of the Dunwoody area prior to the Civil War and the growth of the region in the 20th Century.
Who are the tours for?
Mainly for children on school field trips:
- Elementary school students
- Home-schooled students
- Scout troops
- Church groups
- Local day campers
- Daycare children
- Chaperones of all ages
What happens on a tour?
On every tour or school field trip, three docents wearing period attire will lead students through the three main parts of the farm – the house, the barn and the grounds including the family cemetery – explaining and demonstrating how things were done.
After seeing first-hand how the Donaldson family lived and worked the land in the late 1800s, visitors – students and adults alike – leave with an understanding of how simple yet hard daily life could be back then.
Three tour options:
- Option A: Guided tour of the house, barn and grounds
- Option B: Guided tour of the house, barn and grounds plus a live presentation (our most popular tour)
- Option C: Guided tour of the house, barn and grounds plus a live presentation and a hands-on activity
Chaperones are required for all tours, the number depending on the number of children. Other requirements apply.
- Option A: $5.00 per student
- Option B: $7.00 per student
- Option C: $10.00 per student