March 2021 Field Trips
To REGISTER or SIGN UP for a FIELD TRIP please use on of the following options:
- Go to the EIE Resource Center
- Call our the EIE Resource Center at (626) 821-0025
- Go to our weekly PARK DAY
We ask for your patience while we try to book field trips during this time of Camp Corona. As things open up we will be able to plan more field trips.
l War at Riley’s Farm
March 12, 2021
TIME: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Masks Optional
COST: $20.00 per person
(Children 2 & under are free-strollers okay)
- Riley’s Farm
- 12261 S. Oak Glen Road
- Oak Glen, CA 92399
DIRECTIONS: Take the I-10 or the I-60 towards Palm Springs. Exit on Hwy 79-Beaumont Ave. Turn Left and proceed 8.4 miles until you see the sign that reads “Welcome to Oak Glen.” (Beaumont Ave/Road will become Oak Glen Road) Look for the large, RED-LETTERED “Riley’s Farm” sign on the right hand side of the road.
Once at Riley’s, drive up to Heritage Homestead and the Packing Shed
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 (or until full)
“Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.”
Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg, November 19, 1863.
Experience a sojourn in America’s past, exploring the great conflict that divided state from state and brother from brother. The vast fields and orchards of Riley’s Farm, in concert with our skilled staff of Civil War living historians, help your students and family imagine the contours of Civil War life in a way that motivates ongoing study.
Start the day off with a rousing town meeting in which your group must debate the war then decide whether to secede, join the union or stay neutral. All sides will get a chance to argue their point, as you relive the Maryland State Assembly.
After voting in the Assembly, spend time with Confederate and Union soldiers as they teach you about their home states and the issues they face. The Civil War comes to life as you experience activities such as a regiment drill, a visit to the Surgeons’s infirmary, and perhaps a lesson in 19th century etiquette, along with various other posts.
Once finished with all your camp posts, you will be given a
soldier’s ration of lemonade, cornbread, cheese, an apple and dried beef. Along with your hearty meal, our Packing Shed bakery is open for additional food purchases to supplement the ration.
And finally at the end of the day, all your students participate in a large mock battle, reenacting the Battle of Malvern Hill. Fight for your home and land as Southerners, or uphold the Union and fight to keep the country together as a Northerner. Given the muskets they drill with, all students will be lead into battle by one of our commanding officers.
**You will receive a “ration” as part of the tour, but you may bring your own lunch or order something at the Bakery window before the tour.
If you wish to order their wonderful apple pies https://store.rileysfarm.com/bakery-2/
to order the night before.
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