RCHS’s school programs are based on our extensive collection of primary source materials and historic artifacts. All programs are interactive and multidisciplinary. Click the buttons below to see how our programs connect to the Common Core, Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects. We welcome suggestions from teachers for ways to adjust our programs to best suit the new requirements.

Historic Walking & House Tours

We offer walking tours through the City of Troy as well as guided Tours of the Hart-Cluett House for grades 2-8.

Cost for Program at RCHS

Please contact us at 518-272-7232 x 11 for more information or email:

Classroom teacher and 1 chaperone per 10 children receive FREE admission

History In Your Classroom

Let us bring the classroom to you! You can schedule an outreach program and have an RCHS educator bring a hands-on presentation.

Cost for Program in Your Classroom:

Fees are rated per program per day.
Travel fees may be charged if school is located outside of Rensselaer County.

Please contact us at 518-272-7232 x 11 for more information or email:



Contacting RCHS at 518-272-7232 ext 12 or at least 3 weeks prior to the date you want. Confirmation and program guidelines will be sent prior to the visit. If you do not hear from us, do not assume your program request was received.

Cancellation Policy: Tours must be cancelled at least 48 hours in advance. Groups canceling after that time will be billed for the full cost of the tour. Walking tours happen rain or shine.

Please note: Scheduling more than one presentation of a program per day reduces total travel fees. A program may be scheduled up to three times on the same day. Successive presentations of the same program should stay in the same room, and allow 15 minutes between each program for museum teacher preparation and set up.

Group Size: Programs accommodate up to 28 students. To maintain our current program fees and ensure that all students receive a quality experience, the museum must limit group size to 28 students. Exceptions will not be permitted.

Chaperones: For walking tours and house tour, one chaperone is required for every 10 students. For In Your Classroom programs, teacher is required to stay in classroom during program.

Billing: Invoices are mailed after the Museum visit. Payment is due within 30 days. Please note that museum teachers cannot accept any payments at the time of the program.

This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.