Woodside Store School Program

Discover life in the 1880s. The program starts with a slide show that introduces the redwood industry and the Woodside Store. Then, students explore an old-time country store during an object hunt. Students soon discover that many of the items on the shelves are not found in modern stores.

Hands-On Activities

The hands-on history program features three activity stations:

  • Fill customer’s store orders.
  • Use a two-man saw to cut redwood and make a shingle.
  • Do laundry by hauling water, using a washboard and wringer, and hanging clothes on the line to dry.
  • Geared to third and fourth graders.
  • History-Social Science Content Standards: 3.3, 3.5, 4.3, 4.4.
  • 2-hour program.
  • Available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There are also programs available on many Fridays. As the site is not scheduled to be open on Fridays, there is an additional fee of $35.
  • Six chaperones required to assist with hands-on activities.
  • 2020-2021: The cost is $143 for a San Mateo County class; $163 for other counties. If your class has more than 30 students, we require an additional $6 fee for each student over 30. Fees apply to one class per program.
Size Limitations

To protect the historic site and for better quality of programming, school programs at the Woodside Store are limited to one class per program.


The school program occurs rain or shine. Some modification of activities occurs on rainy days.