The Tri-Cities Historical Museum offers an exciting tour program which brings history to life for children that really gives them a hands-on feel for what life was like for our area ancestors. Teachers can order gift bags prior to their museum visit. Each bag will contain items related to the exhibits they saw while touring the museum. Bags are gender appropriate and cost $1.50 each. The gift shop manager requests one-week advance notice so bags can be pre-assembled and given to the teacher upon close of tour.
We request a two-week notice to arrange all tours. This allows us time to schedule docents and organize the tour so your group receives the attention they deserve. Call early for spring tours as dates fill up fast!
We request one adult for every eight students visiting the museum. We request that only one class tour the museum at a time. Students may bring a non-perishable brown bag lunch or lunch may be “catered” in by the teacher.
School Tours - One-Hour, Half Day or Full Day Tours
One-Hour Tour Includes:
either a full museum tour highlighting each exhibit or visit three specific exhibits of your choice.
Half Day Tours Include: visits to specific exhibits and corresponding activities.
Full Day Tours Include: visits to specific exhibits, corresponding activities, an historic downtown walk, and a visit to the Depot Museum location which features modes of transportation.
Programs are specifically tailored to meet badge requirements. Call 616.842.0700 two weeks in advance to schedule a tour.
DeWitt Schoolhouse Tour
Attend a one-room schoolhouse, learning just as children learned more than 100 years ago. At DeWitt School, located in Spring Lake Township
, the museum offers a five-hour program highlighting the curriculum used in 1895. This program is offered the last week of April through the first week of June, and is open to classes studying Michigan history. Please call ahead to reserve your day at DeWitt School.
To schedule a tour: