Historic Cooking Classes
Some museums offer historic cooking classes in their historic kitchens. Here’s a list of some of these museums in the US. The map locations are approximate, and all prices are estimates based on former classes. Visit the museum websites, and if you’d like to take a class, call them for updates on price, location, and time. Do you know of a hands-on historic cooking class that isn’t listed here? Please let us know.
-  Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Mass. hearth cooking. $175-$215.
-  Thomas Massey House, Marple Township, Penn.
- [1700s] Noah Webster House, West Hartford, Conn. $15
- [1700s] Welles Shipman Ward House, Glastonbury, Conn. maple sugar, kitchen garden, colonial dinner, more. $5-$55.
- [1700s] Gunston Hall Plantation, Mason Neck, Virginia $125. hearth cooking.
- [1700s-1853] Historic Houses of Odessa, Odessa, Delaware
$__ [just DEMOS? or are there hands-on? — Jennifer Cabell, email@example.com, (302) 378-4119 – what building/date is event located?]
- [1700s – 1900s] Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Virginia
-  Mission San Luis, Tallahassee, Florida Spanish and Native American hearth cooking. $20.
-  Hans Herr House, Lancaster, Penn.
$_? [how do you find out about the adult classes?]
-  Bouman Stickney Farmstead, Readington, New Jersey hearth cooking.
$_?. Director Margaret Smith at 908-236-2327: hands-on?
-  Pottsgrove Manor, Pottstown, Penn.
-  Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, Wethersfield, Conn. $5. hearth cooking.
- [1760 – 1790] Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, Ridley Creek State Park, Philadelphia, Penn. $20-$40. tea, hearth cooking, more.
- [1765 – 1890] Vermilionville, Lafayette, Louisiana $25. hearth cooking: cowboy stew. [second Tuesday of every month, not all classes are cooking]
-  Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Conn. $100. hearth cooking.
- [1780s] Howard Hall Farm, Athens, New York
$_? [no links worked, mentioned there were adult classes] [firstname.lastname@example.org]
-  Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, Mass. $55. hearth cooking.
-  Historic Locust Grove, Louisville, Kentucky
$__ [when they do offer hearth cooking, etc, what is estimated cost? $25 like the ball? (502) 897-9845 email@example.com]
-  Phineas Pemberton House, also known as the Bolton Mansion, Levittown, Penn. hearth cooking. $70.
- [1790-1840] Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Mass. hearth cooking. $55.
- [1790 – 1845] Historic Craven Hall, Warminster, Penn. hearth cooking. $35.
- [1795 – 1855] Kent Plantation House, Alexandria, Louisiana
price of admission, $10.00 or $__(?) [Weekly cooking demonstrations in Open Hearth Kitchen out-building are held annually from October to April, and 1840s Sugar-making demo in early November after the cane is harvested. 318-487-5998 or firstname.lastname@example.org ]
- [1800s] Bracketts Farm, Louisa, Virginia $20. hearth cooking, more.
- [1800s] Lakeview, Jamesburg, New Jersey
$__. colonial cooking; hearth cooking class being planned for spring. If interested, contact LakeviewEdu@yahoo.com – ~house date represented?]
- [1800s] Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford, New York $105. hearth cooking, cheese making, kitchen experience. [May-October, some classes with flexible times.]
- [1800s] Museum Village, Monroe, New York
$_? [no cooking classes, just pottery classes?]
- [1800s] Centennial Village, Greeley, Colorado. $60. chuckwagon cooking.
- [1800s-1900] Historic Speedwell, Morristown, New Jersey
$_? [link is empty, don’t know if there are adult cooking classes-date of kitchen represented, if any.] [(973) 285-6550]
- [1800s-1916] Mercer Museum, Doylestown, Penn.
- [1800s-1900] Burritt on the Mountain, Huntsville, Alabama
$_? [We are adding more and more opportunities for adults….hearth cooking; roasting a chicken] If you have any subjects you would like to learn about or hear about please let us know by calling Tammy Cooney at 256-518-3931.
-  Read House, New Castle, Delaware
$__ [ special visits and group tours featuring cooking demos [ANY CLASSES?]:
-  Medad Stone Tavern, Guilford, Conn. $40. hearth cooking.
-  Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth, New Hamphire $40. hearthside dinners.
-  John Bishop Museum, Lisbon, Conn.
$_? hearth cooking. contact Paula at 860 887 8052 10 am to 5 pm weekdays]
-  Fort Meigs, Perrysburg, Ohio hearth cooking. $30.
- [1820s] Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul, Michigan
$_? [“historic skills, but only blacksmith classes listed now. 612-726-1171]
-  Old Stone House, Slippery Rock, Penn. $25. Early American Cooking. [June-Oct]
-  Conner Prairie, Fishers, Indiana $60. hearthside suppers.
- [1830s] Lincoln’s New Salem, Peterburg, Illinois free
- [1830s – 1860s] George Ranch Historical Park, Richmond, Texas $15-$55.
[(281) 343-0218, Email: email@example.com]
-  Hermann-Grima House, New Orleans, Louisiana
demo only[?], cost of museum ticket [Most Thursdays, October through May]
-  Depreciation Lands Museum, Allison Park, Penn. $40. hearth cooking.
- [1840s] Old Washington Historic State Park, Washington, Arkansas $25
- [1840-1910] Old City Park, Dallas, Texas
$_? [(214) 413-3679 or (214) 421-5141]
- [1841 – 1899] Jourdan Bachman Pioneer Farm, Austin, Texas $30-$50 Catalog.
- [1870s-1900] Living History Farms, Urbandale, Iowa $54-$95. wood-burning stove; dairy; chocolates; comfort foods; breads; pies, more.
- [1880s] Bellevue Plantation, Tallahassee Museum, Florida $15
-  Heritage Park, Livingston House, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. $50-$90. cooking through the decades, 1890’s – 1909; home canning, brewing.
-  The J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Villa, Malibu, California. $85. aphrodisiacs cocktail party, the Victorian appetite, Canterbury cooking.
- Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, Washington $30 Nordic Pancakes Series.