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. 


Private Docent Tour

Request a tour guided by our docents fluent in ASL. Groups are limited to 15 people and require an appointment at this time.

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


The fee for docent tours are $5 per person.

Free Docent Tour

A free docent tour is provided on the second Saturday of every month. This tour starts promptly at 1p and is limited to 6 people. RSVPs are required at this time.

Since the docent guide is Deaf and primarily uses sign language, voice interpretation is provided.

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!

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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