Old Fort Western offers pre-scheduled programming at the Fort itself and in classrooms or wherever students or groups meet, state-wide. In addition, some programs are available in the Fort's Learning
Gallery at Augusta's City Hall. Please check the program descriptions for the details.
The Fort location includes the 1754 National Historic Landmark “main house,” restored parade ground, watchboxes, blockhouses, and perimeter palisade. Rooms and spaces at the Fort tend to be small so most of the programs that take place there require dividing a group into two or more evenlysized sub-groups and then rotating those sub-groups through activity stations. The number of subgroups varies according to the size of the main group, the program chosen, and (sometimes) what other programming has been scheduled for the same program date and time-slot. Answers to questions about programs at the Fort are available by phone, fax, or e-mail. Final scheduling must be done by phone (626-2385). Note: Pre-scheduled programs are available at the Fort from the Monday after April school vacation week to roughly the middle of November only. Programs are available in other locations all year long.
In your classroom or where your group meets means just that. Depending upon the program(s) you choose we may ask you to set up your classroom or meeting space in a particular way and/or limit the
number of participants in any one presentation. Answers to questions regarding off-site programming are available as above. Final scheduling must be done by phone (626-2385). Note: Programs are
available in your classroom or where your group meets anytime of the year.
The Learning Gallery is a 1,000 square-foot multi-purpose room within Augusta's City Hall, just east of the Fort. Programs are scheduled there when they do not lend themselves in terms of content or logistics to being sub-divided into smaller activity or interpretive stations. Answers to questions regarding Learning Gallery programming are available as above. Final scheduling must be done by phone (626-2385). Note: Programs are available in the Learning Gallery anytime of the year.