K-12 Field Trips

Plan a fun and educational visit to the Ranch

Read the Full NRHC Site Tour Policy

Download Field Trip Resources

Travel back in time and explore how early ranchers lived in the 1700s through the 1950s! Self-guided tours of the museum and the 19-acre historical park take from 60 to 90 minutes depending on the age and interest of your group and cover topics in history, social studies and science. All tours are self-guided by the teacher or chaperone and require a site tour reservation. The NRHC can accommodate groups of various sizes.

Paved pathways around the historical park provide wheelchair access to more than 50 historical structures. Signs are posted to give a history of each structure in both English and Spanish. A picnic area may be reserved depending on availability. Our private McLaughlin Arbor inside the historical park is available for reservation. Your group is responsible for picking up and throwing away all trash. If a mess is left, an additional fee may be charged.

Scheduling a Field Trip

To schedule a field trip, select the Schedule a Field Trip link below. A confirmation email will be sent after the reservation is entered into our system.

Click Here to Schedule a Field Trip


There must be one adult chaperone for every 10 minors in the group. Chaperones must stay with the group while students tour the historical park, view indoor exhibits and visit Cogdell’s General Store. Chaperones are responsible for ensuring the safety and managing the behavior of all minors in their group.


If you have additional questions or need to make changes to your reservation contact Daniel Meyers at (806) 834-1621 or daniel.meyers@ttu.edu. If you have questions about the educational resources on this site to supplement your field trip experience, please contact Lea Ann Lust at (806) 834-0713 or lea.lust@ttu.edu.