School Field Trips

School Visits

Shawnee Town 1929 introduces children to life in a small farm town in the 1920s through engaging, hands-on programs that meet 1st - 5th grade and middle and high school Kansas curriculum standards. See lesson plans within the programs for specifics.

School visits are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from Mid-March through May and Mid-September through October.

Click on the program information below and call today to set up your school visit to Shawnee Town 1929.

               1st through 3rd Grade Programs
               3rd through 5th Grade Programs
               Middle and High School Programs

Pair your field trip with one of our rentable Traveling Trunks - take a deeper dive into hands-on 1920's artifacts and reinforce themes learned on the field trip. Students can work independently or as a group in your own classroom at your own pace. Follow the included teacher's guide, pick your prepared activities, and watch your students learn! Click the Traveling Trunks link above to learn more!

Bus Subsidies

All Title I schools are eligible to receive a $150 per bus subsidy for your trip to Shawnee Town 1929. All non-Title I schools are eligible to receive a $75 subsidy per bus. All subsidies will be available subject to funding availability. Teachers will need to submit their subsidy form after receiving their field trip confirmation packet, and Title 1 teachers will need to provide a confirmation letter of status. Sponsored by the Friends of Shawnee Town.

To apply for the bus subsidy, please let staff know when making your field trip reservation. On the day of your trip, the teacher will fill out a simple form letting the museum know who the check should be made out to and the address where we should send it. Title I schools will need to provide proof of Title I status at least two weeks prior to the museum visit. Checks will be mailed within 10 working days after your visit. Funding is limited and will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis. Museum admission fees still apply. For more information on the bus subsidy, phone (913) 248-2360.


Shawnee Town 1929 Museum
11501 W 57th Street
Shawnee KS 66203
Phone: (913) 248-2360

  • Price: $5.00 per student; $5.00 per accompanying adult; free for teachers and paraprofessionals
  • Payment is expected upon arrival. For your convenience, we gladly accept cash, money order, credit card (Visa or Master Card), or check made payable to the City of Shawnee. We can also invoice your school ahead of time on request.
  • We require that one adult is present for every 10 children.
  • Picnic tables and benches that are surrounded by historic buildings and gardens are available for lunch.
  • Shawnee Town 1929 is an outdoor museum with minimal provisions for inclement weather. We encourage students, teachers and parents to dress accordingly.
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Size limitation - 75 students. If your group is larger, please contact us to discuss the options.

Contact Hannah Howard, Curator of Education, for reservations at (913) 248-2360 or (913) 742-6423. You can also fill out our group visits form below and we will get back with you. You will receive a confirmation letter with information about your field trip. Looking forward to seeing you!

Group Visits