Outreach Programs

4MHP Outreach Programs – Traveling Trunks

Four Mile Historic Park is a great resource for educators and students when learning about Colorado’s rich history. Whether it is through a field trip experience at the Park or a traveling trunk in your classroom, our special programming dives into the subjects of cultural history, natural history and more! All programs are designed to meet select Colorado Academic Standards.

We offer our Traveling Trunks as both in person and virtual formats. For in-person presentations, a Four Mile educator comes to your school or facility with a trunk.

Schedule your program in a snap! Here’s how:
1. Begin by narrowing down the dates that work best for your classroom schedule
2. Select a Program Option (Wagon Wheels only available in the last weeks of April and all of May)
3. For our Four Mile Sampler program, choose activities to take you on your journey through the American West
4. Submit a Field Trip Request form or call 720-865-0814

For on-site programs, we require a 1:10 ratio of adults to students; these adults, as well as any providing one-on-one support to a student with disabilities, are free. Additional adults will be charged. All programs are assisted by a Four Mile Educator. Review our pricing guide here. Contact our education department for more information.


Pricing Guide

We offer flexible options to meet the needs of you and your students, wherever you are.

Download our pricing guide here!


Thanks to SCFD Funding, Four Mile is able to provide reduced programming fees, and in some cases free education programs, to the seven SCFD funded counties.

*Castle Rock and Larkspur are not included in the SCFD for Douglas County and are not eligible for SCFD pricing

Pricing is subject to change.

About our Trunks

Women of Colorado

Designed to reflect the diverse population of the state, this program explores the achievements and contributions women have made to Colorado history, from Mary Cawker and Millie Booth of the Four Mile House up to the present day.

Click here to view a sample program outline.

Indigenous Cultures of Colorado

The Indigenous Peoples Traveling Trunk takes students through the important people and events that have shaped the lives of Native American’s living in Colorado and the surrounding areas. Students will view artifacts and other important objects from these different cultures.



Daily Life on an 1859 Homestead

What was it like to live on a farm in 1859, the year the Four Mile House was built? With our Homestead Trunk, your students will be able to compare the ways of our time to a much different era of washboards, candle-makers, buffalo chips, and much more.

Click here to view a sample program outline.

Prairie Schoolhouse

With this living history experience, your students will take a trip back in time to the days of chalk, slates, and much stricter discipline in the one-room schoolhouse. Work through practical problems, arithmetic, tongue twisters, and more.

Click here to view a sample program outline.