McDowell House - Museum, Apothecary and Gardens

125 S 2nd St, Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-2804


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Field Trips

Welcome Teachers!

Field trip rates require 10 students minimum and must be booked at least a week ahead of time. The group must also pay together rather than individually. 

 McDowell House Tour

The McDowell House hosts many school tours and is an excellent educational opportunity. Students take an hour guided tour through the house and apothecary shop. They learn about life and medicine in the early 19th century and see artifacts from the period. The tour will be tailored to your needs and your students. 

Please call (859) 236-2804 or e-mail to book. Special field trip rates are not available on our website.

Students (5-18): $2.50 each

Chaperones: $5 each


Constitution Square Scavenger Hunt

McDowell House is  located directly across the street from Constitution Square, an open air museum and park with four pioneer style cabins (a jail, courthouse, meeting house, and post office) and many historic markers. We are happy to offer an educational scavenger hunt focused on Kentucky history.  The scavenger hunt will take your students about 30 minutes. This makes a great addition to a McDowell House tour.

Please call (859) 236-2804 or e-mail to book. The scavenger hunt cannot be booked on our website, and must be booked at least a week ahead of time.

Students (5-18): $1 each

Chaperones: Free (with student admission)     

Please dress for the weather as this attraction is outdoors.



Is there anywhere my students can eat lunch or use the restroom? 

Weather permitting, there are public picnic tables located at Constitution Square. There are also public restrooms at Constitution Square.

Where can I unload our students or park? 

There is a small parking lot for visitors on the Walnut St. side of Constitution Square. It is free and has no time limit, but large buses may need to repark due to space. There is also free 2-hour parking on the street in front of McDowell House. 

Is the museum handicapped accessible? 

McDowell House is partially accessible to guests in wheelchairs. There are ramps to the first floor of the house and gift shop. The 2nd floor and the apothecary shop are viewable by video. A closed-captioned video is also available for the hearing impaired.

Is there a gift shop? 

Yes, there is a gift shop located in Constitution Square where you can purchase souvenirs! 

Please contact us at (859) 236-2804 or We are happy to answer any other questions you might have.


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