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Educational Programs

School Field Trips


Take a trip through time with one of our educational guided field trips. All tours must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance by calling (903) 450-4502. A $20 deposit is required to guarantee the tour date and time. This fee will go towards the admission cost and is refundable if a tour is cancelled at least three days in advance except in extreme weather conditions. Tours cost $6 adults, $4 seniors/college students and $2 students unless your school district has joined the museum's school enrollment program. For every 15 students, 1 adult chaperone is admitted free of charge.

Current Tours available include:

General Tour - 45-60 minutes long, covers a brief overview of both the history of cotton and life story of Audie Murphy and brief history of other Hunt County heroes. Will be geared towards your grade level. Maximum number of students per tour is 50.

Cotton/Early History Tour - 45-60 minutes long, covers the history of cotton and its historical importance to Greenville and Hunt County. More in-depth than the general tour. Visit the historic Ende house and explore how the merchant class lived in the 1800s. Will be geared towards your grade level. Maximum number of students per tour is 50.

Military Tour - 45-60 minutes long, covers the life story of Audie Murphy and history of other Hunt County soldiers in the new Hall of Heroes wing. Tour briefly covers the history of WWI through Vietnam War. Available for all grades but recommended more for 3rd grade and above. Maximum number of students per tour is 40.

 

School Enrollment Program

The School Program is a wonderful opportunity for schools to consider when planning their outreach and field trip activities. For all school districts who participate, the Museum offers a sliding scale fee based on school enrollment so all of the classes in your school district can tour the Museum at no additional cost for one year.

Student Enrollment
Annual Fee
2,000 or more
$1,500
1,000 - 1,999
$1,000
500-999
$500
Less than 500
$350

Joining the School Program gives teachers the opportunity to take learning outside of the classroom. The students, many of whom cannot afford extras, are able to take part in learning more about the fascinating history of our region. With all of the changes taking place at the Museum it is an opportune time to rediscover our fascinating history. If your school district would like to join our School Program please contact the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum at (903) 450-4502.

 

Research Library

The museum has a research collection focusing primarily on cotton, military and Hunt County history.
To conduct research in the library schedule a visit ahead of time by calling (903) 450-4502. Books and
research materials cannot leave the museum.