Pre-Visit Info

We look forward to your school’s field trip and want your students to have the best experience possible. Below are some Park rules and suggestions to help you plan your trip.

  • Please make sure that your students are prepared for outdoor fun. We recommend that everyone wear CLOSED-TOE-SHOES and bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated.
  • Please come prepared for the day’s weather possibilities. Consider sunscreen, mosquito repellent, hats, ponchos and jackets.
  • Teachers are responsible for the supervision and conduct of their students at all times and must remain with their students at all times.
  • If your school will be touring the historic homes as part of your self-guide experience please separate students into groups of no more than 20-25 for the house tours.
  • Students and chaperones must remain on designated paths and in designated areas of the Park at all times. Please do not travel beyond the structures on the History Circle. The one-story white houses nearby are private homes.
  • Please respect the farm animals. Please do not poke, prod, pester or harass them. Students may not climb on fences or feed or taunt the animals.
  • Pictures may be taken anywhere on the Park, however, to protect and preserve the furnishings in the historic homes, we ask that you do not use a flash when inside the 1890s Davis Victorian Mansion or the 1930s George Ranch Home.
  • Please turn off cell phones and refrain from private conversation during programming and house tours.
  • Please make sure your students stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • Our gift shop stocks items for all budgets and we welcome students to shop. Please, no more than 10 students in the gift shop at a time. Chaperones must accompany students at all times.
  • Picnic tables are located in the grassy area in front of the Visitor Center and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please make sure all trash is secured in trash containers when finished eating.
  • Please keep lunch and drink coolers on buses as we do not always have sufficient space in the Visitor Center to store them.
  • A tractor-driven tram is available most days for the purpose of transporting Park guests from one site to another. School groups may take advantage of this service if and when space is available and if all rules and instructions given by the tram driver are followed. Students and adults should be prepared for walking. The history circle is about a mile in distance from start to finish.
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