Guided Tours at The Printing Museum

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.

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Children (12 & under)

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Seniors (65 & over)