Guided Tours at The Printing Museum

The museum is temporarily closed, and we are not able to schedule group tours. Our artist-in-residence, Charles Criner, is available to visit your school, home school co-op, or other organization to speak about the museum and his work as an artist and stone lithographer. If you are interested in inviting Mr. Criner to speak to your group, please send an email to And check back soon for updates on the museum’s grand re-opening!

During your guided tour, you will learn of early forms of printing, participate in the hands-on printing of a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible pulled from a replica press, print a copy of the Declaration of Independence on a 19th-century Columbian iron handpress, discover the importance of the Linotype machine, and witness advances in printing and self-publishing that came about in the 20th century. Your tours concludes with a visit to our craft studios, temporary exhibitions and an optional 45-minute film, Harvest of Wisdom.

Learn more about the Museum Collections and Upcoming Exhibitions.

There are two kinds of Guided Tours:

Group Tour Fees

Group tour fees effective March 3, 2015.)

Public Printing Tours
Offered weekly on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Reservations are encouraged, but not required.

Museum Members – $5
Visitors 12 & Younger – FREE
Visitors 13+ – $10
Visitors 55+ – $8
Additional discounts available for military personnel, college students and AAA members.

Group Tours with 10+ Visitors
Advance reservations required.

Adults – $7
Adults 55+ – $5
Children, Youth & College Students – FREE

To provide an engaging and safe learning experience, tours for children and youth are limited to 40, not including teachers/chaperones.

Silkscreen Option
Before concluding your tour, join our Artist-in-Residence Charles Criner in his studio to silkscreen your own T-shirt with a Museum design. The Silkscreen Option is available for an additional fee of $10 per person, which includes the T-shirt.