Group Tour InformationPublic Tour:
Drop by any Saturday at 10am for our Public Tour, free with price of admission. A guide will lead visitors through the museum and historic site, focusing on the outside trail.
For groups of 10 or more, we offer guided tours of the museum and guided trail tours of the historic site. Tours are great for families, friends, scouts, clubs, and home school groups. Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the tour. Our standard trail tour and museum tour each last 90 minutes. The 1 hour Combo Tours are designed for Preschool-Grade 2 and special needs groups. For information on School Programs for Grades 3-6, please click on our For Students & Teachers tab on the left.
Please read our Tour Policies before booking your tour.
Guides lead visitors through the historic site as they learn about the Maidu relationship to the natural world and experience an ancient site. Visitors can view petroglyphs over 5,000 years old; over 400 bedrock mortars; and many native plants and animals. Museum Tour:
Guides lead visitors through the museum as they learn about Nisenan Maidu culture by viewing California Indian artifacts and exhibits. Tour Days and Times:
Monday through Friday, 10:00am - 11:30am or 12:00pm - 1:30pm. Lunch break is scheduled for 11:30am - 12:00pm. If visitors will be eating lunch on site, we provide a covered patio area and an indoor lunch area for rainy days. Group Size:
Each group should have no more than 35 participants, including teachers and chaperones. We can accommodate up to 4 groups at one time. Fees:
$4.50 per person per tour, only $3.50 during discount months: January, February, September, and December. Tour fees are due at least 2 weeks in advance.
Combo tours are designed for younger visitors or visitors with special needs. Guides lead visitors through the museum as they learn about Nisenan Maidu culture by participating in various activity stations. Visitors will learn a Nisenan song with clapper sticks, listen to native stories and participate in other activities based upon their level of understanding. Guides will also lead a short hike through the historic site to see petroglyphs and grinding holes. Combo Tour Days and Times:
Monday through Friday, 10:00am - 2pm. Combo Tour Group Size:
Each group should have no more than 30 participants, including teachers and chaperones.Fees:
$4.50 per person per tour, only $3.50 during discount months: January, February, September, and December. Tour fees are due at least 2 weeks in advance. Call (916) 774-5934 to make your reservation today.