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?

We can accommodate one class in the mansion at a time. We keep the class together in the larger rooms on the first floor, then split the class in 1/2 and take 1/2 the class upstairs while the other half finishes the first floor, then we rotate.  If we have two classes, one class will tour the mansion and the other class will participate in a program. The groups will then rotate. Contact mansion staff as soon as possible to scheduling larger groups.

How many adults should I bring?

No more than 3 adults plus the teacher will be allowed in the Mansion during the tour. For the 1800s Gadget, the Gold Rush, and Maidu programs we recommend 4 to 5 adults including the teacher.  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.