$10 per person with a $200 minimum fee. Program time – three hour maximum. Note: Please have the appropriate number of chaperons with each group at all times. Preserving and Sharing the Past for Future Generations. Take a journey into the past with Harris Stage Lines! We’re a horse riding, driving, training, & entertainment ranch located just 4 miles north of Paso Robles on North River Road along the Salinas River. Students will step back into the 1800’s & experience a taste of the old west. Our Field Trip Program meets three of the teaching standards history, math and social studies.
STOCKYARD & LIVERY STABLE
We welcome your entire group to the town of El Paso de Robles of 1889 where you will learn some history about the migration West to the California Gold Fields. You will see a few of the different breeds of horses that were used to bring people West. Group then tours the stables & learns the function of the tie stalls & how this type of horse facilities was used to handle saddle horses & buggy horses.
HORSE DRAWN HAY WAGON RIDE
Group takes a horse drawn wagon ride, experiencing the way travel was in the past. While one group is on the wagon ride, the other group will draw & design their own town.
CARRIAGE BARN TOUR & HORSE DRAWN FARM EQUIPMENT
Group will view the different types of horse drawn vehicles used to open up the American West. See the horse drawn farm equipment used for farming in the early 1900’s & that is still being used here at Harris Stage Lines today.
HOOP STICK RACE A game of skill played by children in the 1800’s with a steel tire off of a wagon wheel. Game is to see who can roll it the furthest.
A doll that was made by both boys & girls of all ages sitting in the back of a covered wagon coming west. We supply the material for every child to make their own doll to keep. Children would make these dolls out of strips of material left over from clothing, nothing was ever wasted. This was a good way to pass the time while traveling in their wagons.
Walk down to the riverbed & pan for gold. We provide the pans and students may keep any river rubies and gold they find! They will pan in a sluice box if the riverbed is to dry. Walk down to the riverbed & pan for gold.
Entire group gathers on Coach House lawn area where they can have their lunch.