Tours are self-guided and are 60-90 minutes in length.
Advance reservations are required and can be made by filling out and submitting the form below, or by contacting Emily Wilkinson by e-mail or by phone (806) 742-0498.
Prior to visit, pre-visit packets are mailed to groups. The packets include information about the National Ranching Heritage Center and activities for your students. Historic structures at the National Ranching Heritage Center represent ranch life from the 1780s to the 1930s.
One adult is required to supervise every 10 students. Teachers and parents serving as chaperones for their groups are responsible for supervising students at all times. To ensure safety, running on the site or climbing on the hills is prohibited. Please make sure all teachers and parent volunteers are familiar with the museum’s rules that are sent with each tour confirmation.
When your group arrives at the NRHC, please send one adult in before the rest of the group to sign in. They will speak with an NRHC staff member to discuss an overview of the visit. Students will form a line outside of the main entrance and receive a brief orientation from an NRHC staff member prior to entering the building.
The NRHC has two areas that may be reserved at a small fee for groups to enjoy a sack lunch during their visit. Cost varies depending on the size of your group. Spaces must be reserved in advance. These areas must be reserved prior to your visit. Restrooms and water fountains are located at the museum building and in the 6666 barn. Food or drink is not allowed on the site or in the museum building.
The DeVitt-Mallet Museum Building and historical park are handicap accessible. For additional accommodations, contact the Education Department one week in advance of your scheduled tour.
In the event of rain or high winds, many buildings will be closed. If inclement weather occurs, call to reschedule your tour to take full advantage of your time at the National Ranching Heritage Center.
If it is necessary to cancel your tour, please call (806)742-0498 as soon as possible to notify NRHC staff. Be aware that if you arrive more than 15 minutes late your tour/activities may be abbreviated, due to subsequent tour bookings.