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Museum Tours for Groups
Looking for a fun activity for your staff, alumni group, club, family, or friends?
Look no further than the American Writers Museum! Featuring interactive exhibits, engaging programming, and more, your group is sure to find something for everyone. Guided or unguided museum tours are available in a variety of themes to suit every interest.
Experience the American Writers Museum with groups of 10 or more, including adults, student travel groups, and university students, and receive discounted admission and options for guided or unguided museum tours. Virtual museum tours can also be arranged.
Groups must book in advance, and the group rate does not apply to walk-in groups. See below for more information (in case of visitors with special needs, please inform us in advance). Please note that no outside food or drinks are allowed in the museum. We partner with Food For Thought to provide exclusive catering at the Museum. Inquire today for more information about breakfast and lunch options for your group.
Group rates are available for programs as well. View our upcoming programs here.
To request a group rate please fill out the form below. Responses can be expected in 1-2 business days.
- 10 person minimum
- A non-refundable 20% deposit is required on booking, and the full balance is due before or on arrival.
- If there are fewer than 10 people in the group on the day of, visitors must pay for 10 people to qualify for the group rate, or pay the full price of admission.
- Please note: your reservation is not confirmed until an AWM team member confirms your date and your deposit is received.
Museum Tour Options for Private Groups
Start at $75 for up to 15 people, excluding the Museum Tour with AWM President. AWM member discount available. Tours available during museum hours 10am-5pm. For after hours tours, please refer to our Host An Event page.
Perfect for first time visitors!
Explore the Museum with President Carey Cranston as your guide. Learn about the founding of the museum, behind-the-scenes details, and how the exhibits were created. Higher rates apply.
Learn about the legacy and enduring impact of Frederick Douglass, as well as other abolitionists who came before Douglass and the impact they had on him, and the writers who were influenced by Douglass and carried his activism forward.
Discover the women of American literature with this tour highlighting the accomplishments and contributions of literary foremothers.
Highlighted immigrant and native writers in each area of the Museum.
The voices of Hispanic writers have always been a part of the American literary landscape: from 1528 Spanish expeditions, to the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City, to contemporary Chicago poets.
The man behind the myth, from talking ravens to thumping tell-tale hearts. You’ll dive into Poe’s work and see how his legacy continues to impact the world today.
Did you know Emily Dickinson was a lesbian? Well, it’s possible, at least. In this unique tour of the American Writers Museum, you’ll discover how many great works of American writing were created by LGBTQ+ writers, who used their sexuality and gender identity as inspiration for their work. You’ll explore, in turn, how those works, and the works of heterosexual and cisgender writers, became essential pieces of contemporary queer culture.