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Field Trips for K-12

Each year 5,000 to 8,000 school children visit the National Ranching Heritage Center. The NRHC can accommodate groups of various sizes. Self-guided tours of the museum and the 19-acre historical park take from 60 to 90 minutes depending on the age and interest of the group. All tours are self-guided by the teacher or chaperone and require a site tour reservation.

National Ranching Heritage Center

Paved pathways around the historical park provide wheelchair access to the 50 historical structures. Signs are posted to give a history of each structure in both English and Spanish. A picnic area may be reserved depending on availability. Our private McLaughlin Arbor inside the historical park can be reserved for $100, or for no fee, you can reserve a spot on the back patio. Your group is responsible for picking up and throwing away all trash. If a mess is left, an additional fee may be charged. 

There must be one adult chaperone for every 10 minors in the group. Chaperones must stay with the group while students tour the historical park, view indoor exhibits and visit the gift shop. Chaperones are responsible for ensuring the safety and managing the behavior of minors in their group.

Read Full NRHC Site Tour Policy

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Make a Site Tour Reservation for K-12

One adult for every ten students is required.
If you are booking during a busy field trip season (April and May) please leave your top two date choices.
The NRHC opens at 10am.
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National Ranching Heritage Center