Teacher & Parent Resources

Engage students with Reston's history anywhere with the activities listed below

School Programs


The Reston Historic Trust & Museum offers Standards of Learning (SOL)-based school programs for grades K-12. These programs are offered free of charge for Reston Public Schools.


Student groups can visit the Reston Museum (groups of 35 or less at a time), or an RHT instructor can come to your classroom. Programs can be adjusted slightly to accommodate the grade and current curriculum topics of the students.


For more information or to discuss program options, contact us at 703-709-7700 or info@restonmuseum.org. For a full list of our SOL-based interactive programs or to fill out a program request form, click the buttons below.

Group Tours & Presentations


The Reston Historic Trust & Museum offers group tours and presentations for on a regular basis, as requested. Group tours and presentations can be scheduled and held at the Reston Museum or we can come to your location (within a reasonable distance from the Reston Museum).


Tours and presentations will review the early plans for Reston dating back to the early 1960s and outline the revolutionary concepts that impacted the planning and development of communities in America. Group tours will also include a walking tour of Washington Plaza at the historic Lake Anne Village Center to illustrate the principles behind the creation of plazas, townhouses in the suburbs, public art, diversity of housing choices, protection of open space, and walkable communities with residential units, business and retail all located in one place. The content and presentation can be adjusted slightly to accommodate the age and interests of both adult and student groups.


For more information and to schedule a tour or presentation, contact us at 703-709-7700 or info@restonmuseum.org.


Scout Programs


The Reston Historic Trust & Museum is proud to offer programs for local scout groups to earn their badges in local history. A nominal donation of $5 per person is requested to cover program materials. Contact us at 703-709-7700 or info@restonmuseum.org to schedule your group.

Reston Historic Trust & Museum

Lake Anne Plaza

1639 Washington Plaza

Reston, VA  20190




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