The Niles History Center offers educational programs for all ages, including field trips, group tours, family programs, walking tours of the city’s downtown historic district, plus more! Field trip 1

Some of the fun educational opportunities available at the Niles History Center include:
Scavenger Hunts:
Children who visit Fort St. Joseph Museum  can receive a scavenger hunt that allows them to explore the history of Niles through the museum's various exhibits. Various levels allow children of all ages to have fun learning.   

chapin fied trip - CopyField Trips:  The Niles History Center is teaming up with the Niles District Library to offer a new unique field trip experience! Students will tour the Historic Chapin Mansion for a tour and introduction to one of the topics listed below. At the Fort St. Joseph Museum, artifacts and historical documents complement these lessons.

A follow-up activity at the Niles District Library reinforces the lessons with a story and take-home activity or craft.

Program Topics: 
- Native Americans 
- Fort St. Joseph/ Fur Trade
- Michigan History
- Custom program designed upon request 

You may add on a visit to: the Fort St. Joseph site, Ferry Street School or the Niles Depot.
Ferry Street school
Field trips are for grades K-8 and homeschool groups of 10 or more. Please ask about Scout programs.

Group Tours:  The Niles History Center offers group tours of the Fort St. Joseph Museum and Historic Chapin Mansion for groups of ten or more upon request. 

Traveling Field Trips: Bring the Niles History Center to you! More information coming soon! 

For more information, or to schedule a field trip or group tour, please contact:

Mollie Kruck Watson, Assistant Director
269-845-4054 ext. 4013