Self-Guided Tours

Create your own field trip adventure! Self-guided tours give you and your students access to all of the historic areas allowing you to cover a variety of Indiana academic standards, including social studies, language arts, math and science. Students will explore and engage in history bringing the past to life in ways a textbook cannot. Reservations required.

Who: Grades K–12
Dates: April: Thurs.–Sat.
May: Tues.-Sat.
September & October: Tues.–Sat.
Times: 9:30 am–2:30 pm
Groups scheduled every 15 minutes.
Length: 3 to 4 hours recommended for a complete experience
Cost: $5.00/student; $8.50/adult chaperone
Teachers and school staff get in free.

Standards: Soc. Studies (2007): K.1.1, 1.1.1, 2.1.2, 3.1.6, 3.1.8, 4.1.2, 4.1.6, 5.3.11, 6.1.21, 7.4.2, 8.1.28, WG.4.3, USH.1.2; Science: K.4.2, 1.4.3, 2.3.6, 2.4.1, 3.1.6, 4.4.8, 5.1.7, 6.4.13, 7.4.10, 8.1.1, 8.4.3; Language Arts: K.7.1, 1.7.3, 2.7.4, 3.7.1, 3.7.15, 4.7.1, 4.7.16, 5.7.1, 6.7.2, 7.7.1, 8.7.8, 11.7.12


“I enjoyed the freedom of a self-guided tour...The children particularly benefited from the hands-on experiences—touching the threads that were being spun on a spinning wheel, sitting in the schoolhouse like one of the 1836 students, sitting at the potter’s wheel, trying to walk on stilts, etc.”