I went on a fourth grade field trip to Shirley Plantation with my son's class. The staff at Shirley Plantation did a great job entertaining the kids and teaching them about history as well. The kids did lawn bowling, wrote lessons in the old schoolhouse, played marbles, and toured the main house. The tour guide for the main house was very patient and answer all the kids' many questions. There is a small gift shop and there is a place to eat with tables and a covering in case of rain.