Schools Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of the program?

There is a flat fee of $50.00 per class for the programs.  Mansion Tours are free.

When do School trips begin and end?

Our school trips begin at 9:30 am. A normal day that includes a program will finish at around 11:45. Start and end times can be adjusted either earlier or later, but must be arranged beforehand. Please contact appropriate mansion staff if a different time is needed.

How many students can attend?

Fire code restrictions as well as practical considerations limit the number of students inside the mansion at one time to 20. Most groups will typically split into two or more groups, one doing the mansion tour and the others doing a program or other activity. The groups will then rotate. Larger groups (40+ students) require further coordination. Contact mansion staff as soon as possible to scheduling larger groups.

How many adults should I bring?

For a tour only, no extra adults are needed. For the 1800s Gadget and the Gold Rush programs we recommend 4 to 5 adults including the teacher. No more than 4 adults plus the teacher will be allowed in the Mansion during the tour.  Please notify us if you are using parents for transportation.

How long are the Programs?

Each program is approximately 60 minutes in length. The tour is approximately 60 minutes.

Do we see the entire Mansion on the tour?

No. The tour will cover the majority of the first and second floor.

Can the students buy souvenirs?

Yes, the Visitor Center includes a gift shop with many items under $5.00.

What if I need to reschedule?

Our staff is scheduled specifically to present your program and tour. Therefore, if you must reschedule, let us know as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate your group with a new date, but availability is very limited.