El Pueblo History Museum Field Trips

El Pueblo History Museum is no longer accepting tour requests for the 2022-2023 school year. Registration will open again in September, 2023


From kindergartners to high school seniors and university programs, students love our immersive and experiential exhibits and programs that explore our local and regional history while aligning with curriculum standards across multiple disciplines.

Mask Guidelines:

We encourage mask wearing for all youth program participants, teachers and chaperones. If the school district does not require students to wear masks, then we will honor their policy. Note that this policy may change.

Groups of over 50 may be split into both morning and afternoon tours. Museum staff will work with you to finalize the schedule for the day.

El Pueblo History Museum offers a number of guided school tours, each of which features hands-on activities. Students benefit from interactive experiences to learn about the history of Colorado and the American West, and the many cultures and groups who have called this region their home.

Every tour will include four activities. These will be selected by the education team in alignment with the tour option selected by the teacher. Tours may be adjusted to meet necessary accommodations for your group. All of our school programs align with Colorado Academic Standards. Find information about academic standards at the bottom of this page.

The price of all school tours is $5 per student. Title I Schools qualify for admissions and transportation discounts, including the History Colorado Bus Fund. Learn more about the bus fund here.

Tour details may change in accordance with public health guidelines. Please ask for more details while you are booking.

If you have any questions, please call Julie at 719-583-0453 or email julie.price@state.co.us for more information.

Living History: In this school tour, students interact with the history of Pueblo. Using the adobe trading post that replicates the original El Pueblo, students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities that reflect what daily life was like in the Colorado frontier of the 1800s.
Kindergarten through 12th-grade.

Constructing Colorado: Students explore the people and places of Colorado through the history of structures and industries that helped to build and grow our beautiful state. This field trip includes activities that feature construction styles and materials of different cultures and time periods through Colorado history.
Kindergarten through 8th-grade.

Cultural Crossroads: In this three-part tour, participants are guided through the Borderlands of Southern Colorado exhibit, experience the Steel City: 1980-2004 exhibit, and visit the recreated El Pueblo Trading Post. Please be aware that Cultural Crossroads is a traditional museum exhibit tour. Additional hands-on activities are not included.
9th-grade through adult.

Chaperones: One adult receives free admission per 10 students on a tour. Additional adults are $5 each.

Interested in field trips around Colorado? Check out group tours at History Colorado's other museums!