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Hands On History
Hands On History
by scheduled appointment
$7 per person including parent chaperones. Two school staff (teacher, para, aide, etc.) per class are free.
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Volunteer sign-up

Hands On History tour is for Kindergarten to 2nd grades. This tour is 90-120 minutes walking through 6 – 8 buildings as a costumed guide helps bring history to life. Some activities children might do to experience 1900 life could include: helping with chores at the Harris House, gathering eggs at the “farm”, bartering at the General Store, touching items in the Blacksmith building, using writing slates and chalk in the One Room School or other activities.

This program can accommodate up to 80 students per 2-hour tour (minimum 10 students). The cost is $7 per person with no charge for 2 school staff (teacher, aide, para, etc.) per class. Additional adults are $7 each. Included is the option to have a hand-dipped ice cream cone from our drugstore at the end of your tour. You also have the option to bring your own brown bag lunch and have a picnic at the drugstore either after or before your tour. Depending on how many children total, this will add 30-45 minutes to your tour time. Contact Dakota City at 651-460-8387 or to schedule your tour.