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School Tours at FPM

School Group Tours

Museum Tour

pottery demonstration This includes a tour of the Folk Pottery Museum, History Museum, and a pottery demonstration. Visiting the Folk Pottery Museum will teach students History museum about the societal, cultural, and historic context of the region's folk pottery. Students will also delve deeper into the history of Georgia in the Sautee Nacoochee History Museum, where they will learn about the lives and cultures of the Native Americans and early Georgia inhabitants.

Heritage Tour

pottery demonstration This tour offers students the same benefits of the Museum Tour, with the addition of a walk along the Museum's Heritage Path. There students will visit a restored former slave cabin and watch a live demonstration by a blacksmith.

Additional Hands-on Arts Activity

History museum After visiting the Folk Pottery Museum and learning about the history of the area, students will love the hands-on activity which can follow. Students of all ages will have the opportunity to take direct inspiration History museum from the museum's exhibits and create their own works of art with clay or a different medium of your request in our newly created classroom space or outside.

Heritage Tour with Hardman Farm Tour

History museum Offered as a joint collaboration between the Folk Pottery Museum and Hardman Farm Historic Site, this tour combines the Folk Pottery Museum's "Heritage Tour" with Hardman Farm's "Living History Tour". There students will visit the Hardman home, exploring the topics of Georgia history, Native American history, and agriculture. An additional arts activity is optional. Reservable through the Folk Pottery Museum, this full day experience costs $10.00 per student. It is available Thursday and Friday, during school hours in September-December and March-May.

Tour Pricing

tour per student length of tour
Museum Tour $3.00 approx. 1 hour
Heritage Tour $5.00 approx. 2 hours
Additional Hands-on Arts Activity additional $5.00 additional 1-2 hours
Heritage Tour with Hardman Farm $10.00 Full day

Box lunch available upon request.
To book your tour please email

Driving Directions & Map

Arrival Procedures

Transportation Scholarship Information

The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia's Transportation Scholarship Fund offers help with bus transportation to and from the Museum and free admission for a basic Museum Tour for White County Schools. Reimbursement of travel expenses for qualifying schools in White County are generously underwritten by Dean and Kay Swanson and Don Meaders in honor of Anita Meaders.

Transportation requests must be received by the Museum at least one month prior to visit. It is the responsibility of the teacher to confirm with their transportation department. The Transportation Reimbursement Application information must be submitted at least one month prior to visit. Only completed requests will be considered. Please contact the Museum Manager at for more information.

Bus Reimbursement Application

Additional Teacher Resources

  • Pre-visit: Elementary-Middle School FPM PowerPoint download now

  • Pre-visit: High School FPM PowerPoint download now

  • Post-visit: Face Mug ceramics project that teachers can do with students, FPM lesson plan download now.

We work to make sure that our tours connect to the Georgia Standards of Excellence to optimize your student learning during your visit. Please see the following standard links to see the list of standards that connect to the tour options:

Post Visit Survey