School Tour Programs

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.
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Tour of the House


Students will 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.

Registration


Please call 517-483-4220 to reserve your tour.

The Turner-Dodge House is located at 100 East North Street, Lansing, Michigan 48906.

New Programs


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 transportation system.

Preschool Programs


Turner Time


Students will receive a tour of the Turner-Dodge House, learn how the Turner children lived, and make a fun project to take home.

Dodge Games


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.

Fan Favorites


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.

Timeless Toys


Students will learn about historic toys. Students will be able to play with some of our historic toys and make their own Thaumotrope.