Self-Guided Tours for School Groups

​Thes​e "at your own pace" tours tie into your curriculum. All tours are two hours unless otherwise noted.


  • $4/student for one program OR $5/student for multiple programs.
  • Title I schools: $2/student for one program OR $3/student for multiple programs.
  • One FREE adult for every 10 students. Adults pay corresponding child fee.​


Historic Wichita Cowtown, Inc. will provide scholarship money of up to $150 per bus for field trip transportation on a first-come first-served basis. Desire to use this money must be indicated at the time of reservation. USD 259 schools follow the normal process for reserving buses, First Student Invoice payments and district invoicing to donor for reimbursement.

Register online for a tourDownload the School Tours, Programs and Field Trips Flyer


One-Room School

Grades: K-12​

Be a 1870s teacher for half a day. Use McGuffey's Readers, slates and chalk to teach in a one-room school.

Support Material: Teaching in the One-Room School​​​​


Community Helpers

Grades: K-2

Contrast occupations of the 1870s and what replaced them in modern times.

Support Materials: Community Helpers & Changing TimesCommunity Helpers & Changing Times - Student BookletCommunity Helpers & Changing Times - Leader Booklet


Children: Town and Country

Grades: 3-4

Compare city life with life on an 1880s farm and decide who had it easier.

Support Materials: Children: Town and CountryChildren: Town and Country - Student BookletChildren: Town and Country - Leader Booklet​​​


Working Together to Make a Town Work

Grades: 3-4

Find out how working together to provide basic goods and services was needed to keep the town alive.


All Around Town

Grades: 5-7

Taking the role of townspeople, students find the basics about the town that any 1870s citizen would need to know.

Download Support Materials: All Around the TownAll Around the Town Student BookletAll Around the Town Leader Booklet​​