History is alive at Turner-Dodge. This school year bring your students for our all new programs and a few of our old fan favorites. New to the Turner-Dodge House's school tour programs are Lansing History and From Plank Roads to Trains. We also offer programs for preschool students.
Programs last 90 minutes and include:
Your class receives an orientation to the house and its history.
Your class will have a guided tour of the first, second, and third floors of the house.
You will get your choice of one activity included with your tour.
School Tours are $50 per class (up to 25) $2 each for every child beyond 25. Admission for one teacher per class and one bus driver is included with the price per class. Additional adults: $3.50, $5 for non-residents.
Tour of the House
be given a guided tour of the Turner-Dodge House. While touring the
house, students will learn about both the history of the families that
once lived here as well as the American/Michigan History. Students will
be given a tour of the first, second, and third floors.
Please call 517-483-4220 to reserve your tour.
The Turner-Dodge House is located at 100 East North Street, Lansing, Michigan 48906.
Lansing History Program
Students will learn about the history of Lansing, our capital city.
Students will also discover how the Turners helped create Lansing, along
with the important contributions of the Dodges.
From Plank Roads To Trains
Students will learn the history of Michigan's transportation. Students
will also learn the impact that James Turner had on developing our
Students will receive a tour of the Turner-Dodge House, learn how the
Turner children lived, and make a fun project to take home.
The Dodge children loved to play games. Students will receive a tour of
the Turner-Dodge House, play a game like the Dodge children would have,
and make a fun project to take home.
Mystery Box Program
Students will learn about the stories of James Turner and discover
historical artifacts from the Turner-Dodge Mystery Box of Artifacts.
Students will be able to make a Wholly Copter to take home.
Our fan favorite programs offer students an opportunity to have a first hand experience if history.
Chief Okemos Program
Students will learn about Chief Okemos and hear a story about one of
his visits to the Turner family. Students will be able to make a diorama
of Chief Okemos' visit to the Turner home.
Students will learn about historic toys. Students will be able to play
with some of our historic toys and make their own Thaumotrope.