Guided Tours

During our guided tours, visitors participate in the hands-on printing of a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible pulled from a replica press, then move to the printing of the Declaration of Independence on a 19th-century Columbian iron handpress. Tours conclude in our 65 seat theater for a viewing of the film Harvest of Wisdom.

Guided tours are scheduled each Wednesday at 2 P.M. and each Saturday at 2 P.M. Please call 713-522-4652 to reserve your place. For groups of 7 or more, please call 713-522-4652 to schedule your own private tour.

For a guided tour, the fee is $7 for adults, $3 for students, and $5 for seniors.

Silkscreen Option!
Before concluding the tour in the theater, join Charles Criner in his studio to silkscreen your own t-shirt with a Museum design. This option is an additional $10 to the base tour fee and includes the t-shirt.


Our tours complement a wide range of study, from science and technology to English language arts, from history to fine arts. In order for you and your pupils to gain the most from your visit to the Museum of Printing History, a package of information is available to provide you with everything you need to support the new ideas presented during the tour. We look forward to your visit!

The information package is available as a PDF document.
Please click here to download.

Contents of Information Package:

Preparing for your Visit
Museum Information
Maps & Directions
Pre-Visit Discussions
Pre-Visit Classroom Activities
Museum Activities
Post Visit Activities


10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday


Free admission for self-guided tours

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