Self-Guided Tour

The self-guided tour begins with a 12 minute introductory video, "A Different Way to Hear". Visitors will then take a stroll through the Chuck Baird Art Gallery. Finally, visitors will dive into Deaf history and culture, a look at the history of a typical school for the Deaf in America, with a variety of historical artifacts along the way. 


Please plan one to two hours for the self-guided tour. For groups of 10 or more visitors, please arrange a guided tour. 

Guided Tour

Offered on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1pm (tour last 1-2 hours). Docents fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) give a rich in-depth narrative and insight of the various exhibits throughout the museum. 

An interpreter is provided for those who are not fluent in ASL.  

The fee for guided tours are $5 per person.

Youth Tour

Come and bring your students or scouts to learn about the Deaf community, its history and culture by participating in a Hands-On workshop. It is really fun and meets the Kansas State Standards on education.

Pay attention to the light bulb facts so you can ace the test at the end of the tour. Students of all ages have enjoyed the experience and the comments we get the most is that it’s nothing like they expected — it was really interesting. 

This tour has been made possible by funding through The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners and the Heritage Trust Fund.

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Please support the William J. Marra Museum, the only independently owned and public museum about Deaf history, arts and culture in the United States. Donations help keep exhibits fresh and inspiring for guests like you.

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Our museum offers an opportunity to learn about the rich heritage and experience of being Deaf.  Group tours and museum reservations are available. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 foundation so donations are always appreciated.

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