Field Trips

Take a trip through time

Below is an outline of our offerings, and the differences between each level are bolded for clarification purposes.

Please note:
that the One, Two, Three, and Four-Star General experiences can be tailored provided the teacher booking the student group visit reaches out in advance.
Our Five-Star General experiences are special educational events we offer with preset dates.

Please reach out to our Director of Education via the link below with any questions and to begin the process of booking a visit to the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center.

(All student field trip levels are priced the same no matter the length of time spent with us.)

Start in our Above & Beyond gallery with an overview of how the Medal of Honor came into existence provided by one of our educational staff members and/or onsite historians. Learn why Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the Birthplace of the Medal of Honor, and view a short video in our Orientation Theater on the Medal of Honor. Spend time exploring our galleries, interacting with our exhibits, and completing an educational task.

Start in our Above & Beyond gallery with an overview of how the Medal of Honor came into existence provided by one of our educational staff members and/or onsite historians. Learn why Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the Birthplace of the Medal of Honor, and view a short video in our Orientation Theater on the Medal of Honor. Spend time exploring our galleries, interacting with our exhibits, and completing multiple educational tasks.

Depending on group size, delve deeper into several Medal of Honor recipient stories and the wars in which they served while experiencing the galleries with one or more of our educational staff members and/or onsite historians.  

Participate in one of our various guided activities in our Johnson Education Center.

Start in our Above & Beyond gallery with an overview of how the Medal of Honor came into existence provided by one of our educational staff members and/or onsite historians. Learn why Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the Birthplace of the Medal of Honor, and view a short video in our Orientation Theater on the Medal of Honor. Spend extended time exploring our galleries, interacting with our exhibits, and completing multiple educational tasks. 

Depending on group size, delve deeper into several Medal of Honor recipient stories and the wars in which they served while experiencing the galleries with one or more of our educational staff members and/or onsite historians.  

Participate in two of our various guided activities in our Johnson Education Center. 

Start in our Above & Beyond gallery with an overview of how the Medal of Honor came into existence provided by one of our educational staff members and/or onsite historians. Learn why Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the Birthplace of the Medal of Honor, and view a short video in our Orientation Theater on the Medal of Honor. Spend extended time exploring our galleries, interacting with our exhibits, and completing multiple educational tasks. 

Depending on group size, delve deeper into Medal of Honor recipient stories and the wars in which they served during a fully guided tour of our galleries with one or more of our educational staff members and/or onsite historians.  

Participate in two or more of our various guided activities in our Johnson Education Center.

Special Educational Event – Beyond the Pages 

Join us for a reading of the children’s book The Making of a Hero by Linda Moss Mines along our gallery timeline. Special guests, Lesha Everett and her cast of puppets, will be here to engage students (recommended Pre-K – 2nd Grade) in learning about the heroic deeds and noble character of those who have received our nation’s highest military award for valor – the Medal of Honor! Join puppets Ledo, Sally, Carriona, and others as they explore how to exhibit the character values associated with the Medal of Honor at home, school, and in their communities. Participate in related and short educational activities in the Johnson Education Center if time permits.

We here at the MOHHC know the importance of building literacy skills in this early age group and the need to engage students in the learning process. This event is aimed at both supporting literacy development and making the history of the Medal of Honor, the stories of local Medal of Honor recipients, and the six character values (courage, sacrifice, patriotism, commitment, integrity, and citizenship) associated with the Medal more accessible to little ones.

FAQ

Please make group reservations as far in advance as possible. Advanced reservations are required to receive a group discount. Groups require 10 or more paying visitors. The discounted student rate is $7.95 for all ages. The driver and one adult chaperone for each 10 paying students are admitted free.  Please plan to pay in full by cash, check, or credit card on arrival. Checks should be made payable to See Rock City which manages the ticketing for the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center.

Please mail checks to:

Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center

P.O. Box 11467

Chattanooga, TN 37401

The MOHHC is in downtown Chattanooga, and the entrance faces Aquarium Plaza. A bus turn-around is available for loading and unloading at 2 W Aquarium Way and Broad Street. Free bus parking is available on Power Alley behind the IMAX Theater and on Riverfront Parkway under the Olgiati Bridge (Hwy 27).

  • Teachers and chaperones are required to stay with students at all times. All student groups will require one adult for every ten students.
  • Many valuable artifacts and technical equipment are used in the galleries in order to provide an interactive experience for visitors. Please provide adequate supervision for students to ensure their safety as well as a proper understanding of the displays. Please encourage them to respect the reading rails and all signage.
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the galleries. There are trash and recycling containers available in the lobby to discard all items before entering the galleries.

The National Medal of Honor Heritage Center understands the importance of accommodations to support all visitors. Please inform the Director of Education if additional assistance will be required for any visiting students.

Elevators

The elevator is located on the right side of the lobby, adjacent to the stairs. Please make sure any students who use the elevator are accompanied by an adult.

Restrooms and Water Fountains

Restrooms are available on the first and second floors.  On the first floor, they are located past the stairs and down the hall to the left. On the second floor they are located at the far end of the Heritage Center past the last gallery. There are accommodations for disabled visitors in both locations. There are water fountains near the restrooms on the first floor.

Please plan to arrive before your scheduled time if your students need a restroom break.

For any additional information, please contact our Director of Education & Public Programming, Maranda Wilkinson, at maranda@mohhc.org !

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