Tours Field Trips


Take a tour of Bethesda Academy’s beautiful historic campus! Learn about Bethesda’s amazing history dating back to 1740 and its unique present-day programs.Tours of the farm and garden are available for groups of 5 or more.Depending on how much time you have, your visit can include any or all of the following areas:

  • The William H. Ford, Sr. Museum & Visitors Center
  • Historic Whitefield Chapel
  • The Organic Garden
  • The Beef Cattle Farm
  • The Livestock & Chicken Barn

Bring a sack lunch and have lunch on the grounds under the live oaks or in our picnic pavilion.

For Groups:

Minimum of 5 adults / Maximum 75 adults. Large groups will be divided into smaller groups during the tours.
$10.00 (includes chapel/Museum admission); $15.00 includes farm, garden, museum, and chapel. For an additional fee, we can provide lunch from a limited menu.

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Terry Longworth at (912) 691-5294.

Once your tour has been confirmed, you can pay in advance online!

Please include tour information in the “comment” section (Group Name, the number of attendees, tour date and time).

For Field Trips:

A minimum of 10 students is required for each field trip.  Field trips can be scheduled Monday-Friday beginning at 9:00 A.M. Field trips can take 2.5 – 3.5 hours depending on your choice of locations to visit, group size and inquisitiveness. Field trips are $7 per student and will include a visit to your choice of the following:

  • The William H. Ford, Sr. Museum & Visitors Center
  • Historic Whitefield Chapel
  • The Organic Garden
  • The Beef Cattle Farm

**1 teacher/staff chaperone per 12 students is required and admitted free of charge.  Teachers/staff and/or chaperones are expected to participate and assist with discipline and safety. Additional chaperones are $3 per chaperone**

A field trip will be booked once the Field Trip Registration Form has been received.  Once a field trip has been booked, you will receive a confirmation email that will include any special instructions and directions to Bethesda Academy.  Payment must be received at least one week prior to the field trip date.

Cancellation Policy:

As the large majority of the field trip occurs out of doors if there is inclement weather the field trip will need to be rescheduled to another date.

Other Information:

  • Students should wear weather appropriate clothing and MUST wear closed toe shoes.
  • Sunblock and insect repellent are highly recommended.
  • Students may bring a sack lunch and drinks and have lunch either under the live oaks or in our covered picnic pavilion.
  • At the time of scheduling your field trip, please let us know if any of your students have special needs.

Please contact Terry Longworth at (912) 691-5294 for reservations or for more information, or email her at