Welcome teachers! We love to have field trips come to McDowell House!
The McDowell House hosts 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 knows that Kentucky core content is important. If you are a 4th or 5th grade teacher, please click here to see what standards a McDowell House tour can help you meet.
Rates are $1 for children 5-12 and $2.00 for students 13-18.
McDowell House is conveniently located across from Constitution Square, where the first state constitution for Kentucky was signed. We are happy to offer Constitution Square scavenger hunts as an optional addition to our regular group tour (approximately 30 additional minutes). The scavenger hunt is an additional $1.00 per child.
McDowell House is partially 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 also available for the hearing impaired.
Please click here to view a PDF of the original children’s activity book. Every elementary aged child receives the newer version 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. The supplement and most recent reprint was made possible by a grant from the Lexington Medical Society Foundation. To see the Kentucky core content standards (4th & 5th grade) that the newer book can help you meet, click here.