Historic Lakewood School Programs

A guided tour takes place during Heritage Days.

Overview

Heritage Lakewood provides standard aligned, engaging, and fun field trips for students of all grade levels, with a focus on content from the 20th century. Field trips can be adapted to accommodate a variety of groups including Scouts, homeschool classes and senior trips.

The center offers guided tours of historical structures and in-school outreach options.

Interested?

Contact Steve Luebke, Museum Program Specialist

Phone: 303-987-7850
Email: SteLue@Lakewood.org

20th Century-Fest: May 9-10

The following educational programs align with Colorado Academic Standards and can be adjusted to accommodate a variety of groups including Scouts, homeschool classes and senior trips.

Heritage Lakewood is a 20th century history park and museum, with a focus spanning the entirety of the 20th century. Themes such Agriculture, Community Culture in the Home, Commercial Growth and Local History are explored throughout the tour. Explore the lessons of a 1920s schoolhouse, investigate the rooms of farmhouses from the 1920s and 1930s. Be sure to practice your best "diner slang" at a 1940s diner, and learn the important role of a WWII era victory garden. Students will meander through a variety store and beauty salon from the midcentury, relive the golden age of the "road trip" through a 1950s motel and so much more! Heritage Lakewood staff works with teachers to craft an amazing field trip experience for students and instructors alike. *Structures visited and rotations may be subject to staffing, weather, and structure condition. Heritage Lakewood is an ADA accessible site, and we welcome all visitors! Please let us know if you are interested in any accommodation or adaptive services and/or equipment when booking.

The Scientific and Cultural Collaborative, an organization funded by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District tax, provides limited additional funding for nonprofit groups in the seven-county Denver metro area. Please make requests at the time of reservation. Ask about the free museum galleries, scavenger hunts and Kountze Lake bird walks for more low-cost options. 

If you have accessibility needs, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance so that we can do our best to make the proper accommodations.

NEED-TO-KNOW INFORMATION

  • Small group rotations through our historic structures
  • $5 per student. Teachers, support staff and chaperones free
  • Historical, communal, commercial, and agricultural themes explored
  • 90-minute timeframe (may be altered due to structure, student, or staffing related circumstances)
  • Picturesque outside lunch space always available. Inside space may be available upon request.

Guided school tours 

The following educational programs align with Colorado Academic Standards and can be adjusted to accommodate a variety of groups including Scouts, homeschool classes and senior trips.

 

The Scientific and Cultural Collaborative, an organization funded by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District tax, provides limited additional funding for nonprofit groups in the seven-county Denver metro area. Please make requests at the time of reservation. Ask about the free museum galleries, scavenger hunts and Kountze Lake bird walks for more low-cost options. 

If you have accessibility needs, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance so that we can do our best to make the proper accommodations.

Need-to-know information

  • 20 minute activity rotation
  • 12 students per rotation
  • $1 per student and chaperone per rotation
  • Free for ages three and under, teachers and aides

Historic Building Tours

Explore Lakewood's distinct past with a 60-minute guided tour of Heritage Lakewood historic buildings. Stroll through historic Belmar Park, once home of The Denver Post heiress May Bonfils Stanton, as you hear about life in early Lakewood. An experienced guide will lead you through the museum’s historic structures such as the 1930s farmhouse, the 1948 Valentine Diner and the 1920s Country School. Perfect for families and small groups! Subject to volunteer and staff availability. Must be scheduled at least one week prior to ensure availability of a guide. Groups of eight or more may require multiple guides. Optional visit to Visitor Center Museum Exhibitions and Museum Store available at no additional charge. Please email SteLue@Lakewood.org with any special needs or accommodations.

By appointment only.
Cost: Adults: $5. Seniors (65+) $4. Youth (3-12) $3    
To Schedule: Call 303-987-7098 or email SteLue@Lakewood.org.


Bites of History Tour

Relax and tour Heritage Lakewood at a slower pace. Nibble and sip on comforting snacks amongst the charming, historic buildings as you take the time to enjoy conversation with our guides and your fellow tour-goers. Please email SteLue@Lakewood.org with any special needs or accommodations.

By appointment only.
Cost: $20 per person
To Schedule: Call 303-987-7098 or email SteLue@Lakewood.org.


History Highlights

Short on time, family members tend to get antsy, or just want to hear “the greatest hits”? Join us for a fun, 45-minute tour that highlights structures, artifacts, and time periods of Heritage Lakewood!

By appointment only.
Cost: $3 per person
To Schedule: Call 303-987-7098 or email SteLue@Lakewood.org.