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.
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.
Beginning January 1, 2015, we are pleased to offer Group Tours at no charge for groups of 10 or more children, youth and/or college students, including public and private school students, home school groups, Scouts, non-profit youth organizations, and area colleges and universities. Advanced reservations are required. Regular fees for the Silkscreen Option (see below) apply. Please call 713-522-4652 for more information.
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.