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Steps for Successful Tours

We look forward to your visit to the Independence Heritage Museum. In order to make your visit more enjoyable and productive, please note the following information:

We have two handouts available to fill out while visiting the museum. You are welcome to print them, or request that we have them available to you when you arrive.

  • Leave all food, drinks, and large bags in your vehicle

  • Feel free to take photographs throughout the Museum, but be sure to turn off your flash, as bright lights can damage artifacts.

  • Only pencils may be used in the museum.

  • Walk: Running can harm you and other visitors. Running can also cause damage to Museum artifacts. Take your time, there is a lot to see

  • Be considerate of other Museum visitors by sharing space. 

Create Groups

Tours are limited to 36 students maximum per visit due to the capacity of our museum, unless otherwise agreed upon with the museum's director.

​If your group is large, we will divide you into groups. Please be aware that we will split the overall group into smaller groups and that each group needs to have chaperone(s).


Please bring 1 adult chaperone per 6 students.

Chaperones are asked to:

  • keep the assigned group together and stay with them at all times;

  • assist groups with teacher-led or docent-led activities;

  • refrain from using cell phones while supervising students;

  • direct students not to touch artifacts, or lean on the walls or display cases.

Parking & Lunch

You have two options for school bus parking:

1) You may park in the large parking lot across from the Museum next to the post office. 

2) There is a large parking lot at the end of C Street, by the river and at the edge of Riverview Park. If you plan to utilize the park, we recommend parking here and walking up to the Museum.


We only have the ability to accommodate folks bringing sack lunches if the groups consists of 20 or less people. If your group is larger than 20, then the park is a wonderful option, as the weather permits.

Let's Work Together

There is no admission fee to the Heritage Museum, but donations are greatly appreciated.

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