American Writers Museum Field Trips offer students opportunities to expand their cultural understanding
American Writers Museum Field Trips
Students on a field trip engaging with A Nation of Writers at the American Writers Museum

The American Writers Museum offers educational field trips for students in grades K-12, where young scholars can learn about the cultural and historical significance of writing in America. Students also learn about writing styles, writing habits of authors, and new perspectives on writing—from the practical to the creative.

  • Virtual field trips and online curriculum are available for classrooms that cannot participate in an in-person field trip. Learn more here.
  • For museum field trips being booked by a Tour Operator, or for undergraduate or graduate students, please see our Group Tours.

Field Trips

To request a field trip in Chicago, please fill out the form below. Responses can be expected in 1-2 business days.

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In-Person Field Trip Rates
$8 / Student
$8 / Teacher
Adult Chaperones Free
Subsidies Available

Know Before Booking:

  • 15 student minimum to qualify for reduced rates
  • 50 student maximum
  • One adult chaperone is required for every 8 students
  • A non-refundable 20% deposit is required on booking, and the full balance is due before or on arrival.
  • If a student has special requirements, please inform us in advance.
  • Please note: your reservation is not confirmed until an AWM team member confirms your date and your deposit is received.

During Your Trip:

  • Please keep in mind that no food or drinks are allowed in the museum. Bagged lunches must be kept stored at all times during the visit.
  • The Museum endeavors to be accessible to all students, teachers, and chaperones. Visit this page to learn more about our accessibility features, which include self-regulation fidgets available for all visitors.
  • Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are encouraged for all visitors regardless of vaccination status.
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