Secondary/Post School-Based Experiences


Our partners offer a wide range of school-based programs for middle school and high school students.

Click the partners below to learn more about the exciting programs currently offered.

In-School Programs

The Annapolis Maritime Museum can customize an in-school field trip for your middle or high school classroom. Please contact for more information.

Museum On The Move

This traveling exhibition and interactive workshop brings Maryland African American history and culture to you! Let Banneker Douglass Museum created a customized experience for your group or organization. With over 12,000 items in our collections database, our skilled team of museum educators can tailor an experience to meet your needs.

Program duration: Varies

Cost: Please contact museum
Recommended for all ages
ATTRACTION: Banneker-Douglass Museum
ADDRESS: 84 Franklin St., Annapolis, MD
PHONE: 410-216.6190

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips (VFTs) are live, interactive experiences that bring the study of history directly into your classroom! Students videochat with a museum educator, exploring historical evidence, including documents, images, artifacts and video clips, in order to draw conclusions about our nation’s past.

11 different VFTs address the following topics:

  • First Contact: Perspectives on Eastern Woodland Indians
  • What Makes A Good National Anthem?
  • Pack It Up: What To Bring To Colonial America
  • From Plantation to Shipyard: Perspectives on Slavery
  • Cast Your Vote: The Great Border State Debate
  • Mr. Madison’s War: The Causes of The War of 1812
  • You & Your Watershed: Learning Through The Chesapeake Bay
  • Grab Your Haversack!: Exploring The Life of A Revolutionary War Soldier
  • Tracing the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Reacting to Freedom: Diverse Opinions in Reconstruction Era Maryland
  • Get The Message?: WWI Propaganda & Life On The Home Front

Program duration: 45-60 minutes

Cost: $75 per session for Maryland schools, grant funding for select programs is available


PHONE: 410-685-3750



Traveling Trunks

Trunks are filled with reproduction primary source artifacts and documents, which travel to your classroom for a 3 Week Rental. Rental also includes lessons plans, activities, and audiovisuals, which are all now accessible digitally through an online portal. Teachers can pick up and drop off at the museum, or have trunks delivered directly to your school.

3 different trunks address the following topics:

  • Colonial Maryland: Building the New World
  • Revolutionary War
  • Civil War

Program duration: 3 Weeks

Cost: $50 (picked up at museum), $125 or $175 (shipped to school), grant funding for select programs is available


PHONE: 410-685-3750


Legacy of Slavery

From the bondage of enslaved Africans in Maryland’s formative years, to the complicated workings of the Underground Railroad and slave resistance, and to modern-day examples of racial inequality in our society, the Legacy of Slavery Research Department examines countless aspects of our state’s unique history.

The Legacy of Slavery in Maryland website, contains detailed biographies of enslaved individuals, their accomplices to resisting the institution through flight, to the slaveholders and many other Marylanders that lived and worked in our state throughout time.

Available online are links to primary source document collections, a searchable database of runaway advertisements, census records, and other related records. Additionally, our “Documents for the Classroom” collections, which can be found at, contain ready-to-use educational instruction packets of Archives’ material focusing on topics that span Maryland’s history.

Staff is available to present to student, teacher, historical, genealogical and other civic groups, as well as provide training on how to use primary and secondary source documents related to Maryland’s history.

To schedule outreach, contact:
Guide to the History of Slavery in Maryland and other Archive publication class sets are also available from the Maryland State Archives.
Recommended for grades 3-12.

ATTRACTION: Legacy of Slavery in Maryland
ADDRESS: 350 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, MD, 21401
PHONE: (410) 260-6461