Maine Historical Society



Plan a Visit to MHS - Field Trip Logistics

On this page:   To Schedule a Visit  | Bus Subsidies  | Chaperones  | Rules and Expectations  | Your Arrival

School visits are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Please check back for updated information.

To Schedule a Visit

To Schedule a Visit for Library Educational Programs

Advance Notice: All programs require at least 2 weeks’ notice, especially if museum (3-dimensional) objects or offsite materials are required.

Contact the MHS Manager of Education: All library program for educational groups and schools are scheduled through the Manager of Education; please use this link to request a date, time, and program for your class or school. If youi need assistance, call 207-774-1822, ext. 214 or email

Submit your topic: Please provide a brief explanation of what has already been done in the classroom and what your goals are for your MHS visit/how you hope the MHS visit will enhance your lesson plan.

Search our Catalogs: Take a look at our Library Catalog; our Museum Catalog; and Maine Memory Network. Let us know the call numbers or local codes for any items that you specifically would like to see during your visit. We will try to have these available in addition to other librarian selected materials.

Submit any Forms/Handouts: If your students will be completing worksheets, forms or answering specific questions, please submit a copy to us so we can tailor our items to meet your goals as best possible.

For Individual Student/Small Groups Research Sessions: Please have students/groups search the Library Catalog; Museum Catalog; and Maine Memory Network before their visit. If there are specific materials they would like to see, please let MHS know the call numbers and local codes prior to your visit. This allows staff to prepare the material ahead of time and maximizes student time for research—MHS will still provide librarian selected materials relevant to requested topics and can still pull some additional materials for students after their arrival, if needed.

Free Bus Subsidies

To help offset the cost of transportation, Maine Historical Society is now offering bus subsidy grants to qualifying school groups. Find out more.


We recommend a minimum of at least one adult chaperone for every ten children. We suggest a maximum limit of one adult for every five children as tours can get quickly overcrowded with chaperones. Please prepare chaperones for their role in supervising their group of children.

Visit Rules and Expectations

Please review the following basic museum rules with your students before your field trip:

Your Arrival

View of MHS entrance

View of front of museum building

We are located at 489 Congress Street. Click here for directions.

A bus pullover is located on Congress Street, in front of our campus, where students can be dropped off or picked up.