Field Trips & Outreach
Number of participants: 10 to 80 (must be broken down into pods of 10 or fewer participants)
Ages: All ages
Availability: Tuesday through Saturday at either 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
Time Length: With this option, you have flexibility in the length of your stay! We ask that you arrive on time for your tour, but once you begin you can stay for as little or as much time as you'd like.
Cost: $5.00 per participant, one chaperone free for every 10 participants; additional chaperones are $5.00 each.
Terms of Booking: Reserve your field trip with our online booking system at least two weeks before your desired date. Payment is due at time of field trip. No pre-payments accepted. Please note, tour dates and features subject to change based on COVID cases for visitor and staff safety.
Frontier 101 is a great program for all ages. Participants are divided into group pods of 10 or fewer to travel from cabin to cabin visiting with our historical interpreters dressed in period attire. The interpreters discuss 19th century Texas frontier history, demonstrate various crafts from the time period, and engage visitors in a conversation about the past. Reproduction items that can be touched are available at each tour stop. Demonstrations available vary but may include weaving, candle-dipping, blacksmithing, and milling.
During this tour, you have the option to see every cabin on site! A backpack full of hands-on items will be available for on-site use for each pod. Backpacks contain additional activities for each cabin, along with simple instructions for chaperones if you arrive at a cabin without a historical interpreter.