The McDowell House has many school tours and is an excellent educational opportunity for students. Students take personally guided tours through the house and apothecary shop. They learn about life and medicine in the early 19th century and see artifacts from the period.
McDowell House is conveniently located across from Constitution Square.
Rates are $1 for children 5-12 and $2.00 for students 13-18.
McDowell House is partially handicap accessible to guests in wheelchairs. There are ramps to the first floor of the house and gift shop. The 2nd floor and the apothecary shop are viewable by video. A closed captioned video is available for the hearing impaired.
Please click here to view a PDF of our children’s activity book. Every child receives one free with a school tour. Please feel free to make copies for use in your classroom. This book was made possible by a generous grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
Monday – Saturday 10am-12pm, 1pm-4pm (EST)
Other tour times are available by appointment. Tours last approximately 45 minutes but can be tailored to suit your group.
Last tour starts each day at 11:30 and 3:30.